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Visiting the Spokane area

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

My wife and I will be in the Spokane area from 17 to 24 Oct. We will be travelling a lot and if we like what we see we will be looking for a house, most likely north of Spokane Valley. We will get to Mt. spokane, maybe 49*, definitely CDA and maybe Lookout and Silver as well as all over Spokane and Spokane Valley. We couldn't time it for the ski swap. I'm going to check my profile to see if there is sufficient info to be able to contact me. Otherwise, if anyone is interested in meeting 2 old skiers let me know here. 

post #2 of 9

If you're going to venture as far out as Lookout Pass, you should check out Schweitzer also.

It's about the same distance from Spokane.

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by pookaspirit View Post
 

My wife and I will be in the Spokane area from 17 to 24 Oct. We will be travelling a lot and if we like what we see we will be looking for a house, most likely north of Spokane Valley. We will get to Mt. spokane, maybe 49*, definitely CDA and maybe Lookout and Silver as well as all over Spokane and Spokane Valley. We couldn't time it for the ski swap. I'm going to check my profile to see if there is sufficient info to be able to contact me. Otherwise, if anyone is interested in meeting 2 old skiers let me know here. 

 

Welcome to the Inland, if you want to supply a little more info. maybe someone here can help you out.  Age, looking for ?, working, retired, etc.. If you are uncomfortable placing personal info. on international site, send me a private message and will do all I CAN  to help you out.

 

If you want to check me out first, check with Trekchick she knows me.

post #4 of 9
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Yes, but who knows Trekchick? Just kidding. I'm not uncomfortable. I updated my profile yesterday so that has some info. I also am afraid that certain info gets you put in a box.. I'm 76, young at heart, but WILL still take a senior discount any day!, especially for lift tickets or a season pass. My wife is 17 years younger, also young at heart and is jealous that she doesn't get the ski discounts. She plans to continue working as a psychotherapist, and will be looking for a job, preferably part time. She is also a disabled veteran and needs to get to the VA hospital from time to time.For those 2 reasons we are more focused on Spokane, Spokane Valley. I am retired. We both have an interest in working with and supporting adaptive skiing and are aware that Spokane Parks and Rec. has a program at Mt. Spokane. I've actually been in communications with someone from  either Lookout or Silver (I have notes) where they might be starting a program this year. We both enjoy nature. The 1st priority of our visit is getting a feel for the area and as best we can in October, for the skiing. You might remember a previous contact here in which I explained why we reluctantly left ski country in Colorado due to my wife's breathing problems above 6000+ ft, which developed 20 years after we got there. We already know that of the limited number of areas in the U.S. where decent skiing can be had at the needed elevation eastern WA and western ID probably meet our other needs best but we will continue that research when we get there. There is an outside chance that we could settle somewhere between Spokane Valley and CDA. Ideally an alpine environment would be nice. Having good golf courses nearby will help. Least travel time to skiing is always good. Our housing needs are modest; 1 bedroom with additional space for 2 personal offices is sufficient. We prefer 2 baths but can survive with 1. Air conditioning is pretty important. Good views are very desireable. We have 2 older dogs.The bottom line is that if it feels good in general we will pick an area to live in and move there from western North Carolina. I appreciate your offer and will be happy to give you more info should you so desire. If you want to communicate privately here that is fine or email me at pookaspirit@hotmail.com. Feel free to provide any advice or info you think might be helpful. Thanks.

post #5 of 9

Hi Pookaspirit,

Been following your thread here; you are looking at a really nice area, very diverse.  

 

You were talking about North Valley, and it will be closest to Mt. Spokane, but you should take a quick peek at Liberty Lake too.  From reading your last post it might fit you both very well.  It will add 10-15 minute drive to Mt Spokane but it would take it off of trips to Silver or Lookout.  3 golf courses right there (2 are pretty darned good).  A county park at the back of the lake that puts you into some nice hiking trails. Scenic if you have a hillside lot (it was like looking at a different Japanese painting every morning looking over the lake with the clouds and mists the 3 years we lived there).

 

It might well be worth taking 15 or 20 minutes and looking back there.

 

Good luck with your search.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Howdy Stranger,

I read your post a while ago. I didn't answer it because I thought I would get more responses and be able to respond to all of them. I did not get any more. I appreciate your information. Liberty Lake is on our agenda among many other things. Thanks.

post #7 of 9

Hi there!  You've landed in a great area for skiing!  After working in several of the ski areas for over a decade in my youth I was back last winter for a season pass @ Silver.  My favorite area  out of the local 5.  And cheap season passes for seniors.  Farther out in the Valley you live the closer you will be to Silver/Lookout and Schweitzer.    North side of Spokane will be closer to Mt Spokane and 49.

 

For most of my friends it is the home location that makes one or the other ski area your "favorite" area.

 

I make the drive often during the big storm cycles.  So hopefully we can get a few runs in together next winter.  Be sure to make a point to drive to all the local areas while the roads are good...they are all beautiful.   And enjoy the fall weather on your trip!  One really  fun thing about the Inland Northwest is there are four distinct seasons.

 

cheers!


Edited by Dane - 10/6/13 at 11:45am
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks. I haven't landed yet but you'll be happy to know that we have included Mt Spokane and Silver Mtn in our scouting trip plans this month and we're likely to buy season passes at both. When we do land around 12/1/13 it's possible that we will that we will ski before we are unpacked.See you during the season!

Pooka

post #9 of 9

If you are sure where you will be, season passes are still on sale, special prices will end soon.  Check the web and you might want to buy now.  Most of us buy our season passes in April when they are even cheaper.

 

Check in and I will be happy to guide you around Silver or Lookout.

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