Mt. Spokane is set to fire up the lifts and open the slopes this Saturday at for the 2013-2014 ski season.
This will be the earliest the mountain has opened in at least a decade and the folks that run the place couldn't be happier. This weekend they'll show off all the work that's been done to make your experience on Mt. Spokane as beautiful as the view.
The front of the ski lodge might be hard to recognize after the remodeling effort which includes new ticket windows and covered and heated stairwells going to the main floor.
"More attention to detail, better sense of arrival and it will be a great thing to have people up," General Manager Brad McQuarrie said.
Aside from the exterior facelift a lot was done inside the lodge, including a new internet cafe, a new add-on allowing more seating for events and live music and larger handicapped accessible bathrooms, the importance of which was driven home when McQuarrie talked with the woman in charge of the Spokane Parks therapeutic program about what could be done to make the lodge a better place for everyone