It was the second to last day of the season at Mt Spokane a few weeks back and I decided to have a little fun and check out those clearcut couple of hills when looking directly down the terrain park run. I saw on an old park map that this was once labeled "Blanchard Ridge". This area, previously thick forest, was cut the past two summers and I haven't yet seen a track down it.
Looking back at Mt Spokane:
Snags and Corn:
Getting out there was pretty easy, just a short traverse off the ski run and skin up to the top. The skiing was fun, few inches of slush on hardcrust. Overall it was fairly low angle (20-30 degrees?). Getting back from Brickel Creek road to the resort was a bit of a pain. As you can see in the video, it was nearly 2 miles back and not very direct. I think next time I'd be better off skinning back towards my start point instead. Technically you do need a permit to use this land (IEP Company) -- I had one previously for the bike route from Mt Spokane to Twin Lakes.