Pros: Night skiing, proximity to city, low prices
Cons: Slow lifts, aging facilities, weekend crowds
Mt Spokane is definitely not a destination ski area. Having said that, the mountain does excel at catering to local skiers and snowboarders, and is worth a visit if you are in the Spokane area during a storm cycle. It's easy to get to, just 30 minutes from town.
I have fond memories of night skiing with school friends as I grew up, being the only area in the Inland NW that actually has regular night skiing during the week. Not much is different at Mt Spokane since those days, but that appears to change this next season with the first major terrain expansion in 20+ years, by adding a double chair to the local powderhounds' favorite sidecountry stash.
Mt Spokane has a wide variety of terrain, a respectable vertical and mostly caters to the intermediate or advanced skier. The beginners area is lacking, as it's placement funnels more advanced and speedy skiers through on the way to the base area. They do, however have a great ski school and deals for first timers. For jibbers, the terrain park could be argued as one of the best in the area and is open during night skiing.
On a powder day Mt Spokane can often feel like your own private mountain with extensive tree skiing available in inbounds gladed areas and adjacent sidecountry.