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I'm not in the inland NW yet but there is a good chance I will be in the future.I hope you don't mind me barging in as I try to learn more about skiing eastern WA and western ID. I have already learned much and I am impressed with the area, for skiing and living. I might also be a useful resource before I move there. I lived in high country, CO for 20+ years. We had to leave because of how the elevation effected my wife's scarred lungs (H1N1 and Pneumonia). We moved to western NC 2 years ago but need to go somewhere where there is real snow and real skiing AND summits that don't exceed a little more than 6000'. I know CO skiing very well, especially Summit and Eagle counties. I will be happy to share that info with anyone who can use it. For the record I think the mountains of NC are great but the skiing is not, especially if you like trees and moguls.. 

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Will see you there Pookaspirit.  The wife and I are looking to move back there in the near future as well.  We lived in the Spokane/Cd'A area for 20+years, it is time to go home.  Have skied the region for about a decade so we are both going to be doing some exploring.

 

Have you chosen a town or area you are looking to live in yet?  Some nice areas to choose from with different personalities, like the ski areas.  

 

See you there.

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When we hinges on wife getting a job. Location will hinge on where the job is. I have researched many neighborhoods between the AFB and Spokane Valley. All I know at this point is that it will be the cheapest area we will have lived in for a long time. Oh, the other thing I know is: THE SOONER THE BETTER!

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Originally Posted by pookaspirit View Post

When we hinges on wife getting a job. Location will hinge on where the job is. I have researched many neighborhoods between the AFB and Spokane Valley. All I know at this point is that it will be the cheapest area we will have lived in for a long time. Oh, the other thing I know is: THE SOONER THE BETTER!

 

 

Let us know here on site if you move to the Inland NW.  Ski Lookout Pass and Silver a lot and will be happy to show you around.  Most years will start with Lookout having the best snow early.  Nov and Dec with have Lookout closed Tue and Wed so Thur will be powder day and this is ditto for Silver.  Jan and Feb Lookout will be open 6 days and powder day will be Wed at Lookout and thurs at Silver.  Can mean some very good powder days on Wed and Thurs.  49 Degrees No. is clloosed Wed and thurs and Fri is powder day.  Ski Schweitzer but a long drive from St. Maries expecially if the FOG factor is there.  Make several trip to Powder triangle=Whitewater and Red.  

 

The lower elevations should be ok for wife's lungs and in the 10 yrs I have lived here I would rate the skiing very good for 7 of the yrs, abslutely great 1 year and ok 2 years.

post #5 of 6
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Thanks Pete,

If we can get to the area I guarantee we'll take you up on that offer. I pasted your post in my ever expanding file on eastern WA and northern ID.

Pooka

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Whoops, by area I meant Spokane. If we get there we will see you!

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