~ The Ordering/Payment deadlines and the Cancellation Policy for lessons and rentals are firm - 9 pm on Fridays (1 week in advance.) No need to ask for exceptions.
~ If you want lift tickets only for any date, please register now so that Mt. Spokane can have enough lift tickets printed by Thursday morning. You can pre-pay now or show up on any Thursday with exact cash or a check (made payable to Exploring Families). Don't forget the $2 Per Order Fee.
~ Tubing has been canceled for the season since we have never met the minimum number of required people
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park
Directions and Map
Fantastic discounts on:
- Lift tickets
- Ski and snowboard rentals
- Ski and snowboard lessons
- Daily deals and a la carte options
New this year!
- Mt. Spokane has added a "magic carpet" (aka surface lift) in the learning area - ideal for those who are not quite ready for the chair lift
- Mt. Spokane has added another chair lift and 7 new runs on the back side
A few things are different this year, including price increases from Mt. Spokane. With recent rising state mandated minimum wage laws, Mt. Spokane is forced to pass along the extra expenses. Fortunately, they are still giving you awesome deals! Be sure to read through all the details below.
Thanks to the Lawrence family for voluntarily running the Mt. Spokane Homeschool Ski program for the last several years! They are graciously helping to transition everything to Exploring Families because they don't have enough time to run the program themselves this year. When you see the Lawrences on the slopes, be sure to say a huge, "Thank you" for their years of service! Thanks for being patient with me as I'm figuring out how to run this program so that we all have a fantastic experience!
Lift tickets: Order lift tickets at least one day in advance.
You can pay for lift tickets at any time, including when you arrive.
Lessons: Lesson reservations are due by Friday at 9 pm before the ski day (one week in advance). This gives Mt. Spokane about a week to adequately staff the lessons.
Lesson payment is due by Friday at 9 pm before the ski day (one week in advance). If you choose "Pay by check" make sure you allow time for the mail to get to our PO Box by Friday.
Rentals: Since there are a limited amount of rentals skis and boards available, it's first-paid, first-served.
Rental payment is due by Friday at 9 pm before the ski day (one week in advance). If you choose "Pay by check" make sure you allow time for the mail to get to our PO Box by Friday.
On Thursday, pick up your items (lift tickets, rental voucher, lesson voucher) and pay, if you haven't pre-paid for lift tickets, at our table in Lodge 2, from 8:30 am to 11 am. The table will be in the same location as years past - in the corner near the snack bar.
We cannot hold your items past 11 am. (I can't ski with my family until I'm done passing out everyone's items at 11 am.) You can ask a friend to pick up your items for you if can't make it by 11 am. If you don't pick up your items by 11 am you forfeit your reservations and payment.
Fee per order (not per person or per item) $2
Youth 7-17 - a la carte
Lift, youth 7-17, 1 day, $14*/$15**
Lesson, youth 7-17, 1 day, $14*/$15**
Rental, youth 7-17, 1 day, $14*/$15**
Child 6 & under - a la carte
Lift, child 6 & under, 1 day, free***
Rental, child 6 & under, 1 day, $11*/$12**
There are no a la carte lessons for a child 6 and under
Adult - a la carte
Lift, adult, 1 day, $17*/$18**
Lesson, adult, 1 day, $17*/$18**
Rental, adult, 1 day, $17*/$18**
Daily Deal, youth 7-17 only, lift, lesson, rental, $35*/$37**
There is no daily deal for adults or a child 6 and under
*Pay by cash/check. If you choose "Pay by check" make sure you allow time for the mail to get to our PO Box by Friday. Please make a check payable to Exploring Families and send to: Exploring Families, P.O. Box 28796, Spokane, WA 99228
** Pay by credit card, debit card, PayPal, bank transfer. Be sure to click on "Return to Merchant" after paying.
***Child lift tickets will be free, contingent on a birth certificate proving age presented to the Mt. Spokane ticket counter in lodge 2 (not the Exploring Families table) on first visit. Otherwise if proof of age is not obtained, a child lift ticket is $10 plus tax, payable at the Mt. Spokane ticket counter in lodge 2.
Cancellation Policy: You can have a full refund if you contact Exploring Families the Friday before the Thursday snow date (one week in advance). There is no refund if you cancel after that.
Specify your level when registering for lessons
Level 1: For those new to the sport of skiing or snowboarding.
Level 2: Have ridden Chair 5 and can ski or ride down Ego Flats without assistance.
Level 3: Have taken formal instruction and are ready to perfect skills on the blue runs. Can load and unload Chair 3 without assistance.
Level 4: Can ride all the chairs at Mt. Spokane and are ready to develop the skills needed to be comfortable on all terrain.
Rental Pick Up and Lesson Times
All Levels: 4 week lessons, 10 am - 12 noon
Levels 1 & 2: daily deal/a la carte lessons, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Levels 3 & 4: daily deal/a la carte lessons, 1 - 3 pm
You must be in the rental shop 1.5 hours before your lesson. For the 10 am (4 week) lessons you must be in the rental shop at 8:30 am and those in 10:30 am group lessons must be in the rental shop by 9 am. Kids signed up for the 4 week program receive priority for rental service.
Don’t ski or ride? Well, bring the kids and your devices and take advantage of Mt. Spokane's free Wi-Fi Internet Hot Spot located! Service provided by Air Pipe and Interlink Advantage. There are few outlets so bring your devices fully charged or bring a portable charger.
Free parking at the Mt. Spokane Ski, Snowboard, and Tubing Park.
Got more questions?
Check out www.MtSpokane.com for details about their First Timer's Guide, frequently updated Snow Report, Mountain Amenities, Lodge info, and much more.
To reduce your paperwork time on the mountain, print and complete the Liability Release forms ahead of time and bring them with you.
Lesson Liability Release
Complete one per person for the whole season (not per family)
Tubing Hill Liability Release
Complete one per person (not per family)
This is the form you will complete at Mt. Spokane. Don't print or complete this form in advance. It is displayed here only so you can see what you will complete once you arrive. You have to complete one every time you rent, unless you signed up for the 4 week program.