With winter, comes snow and Christmas and also the long awaited ‘winter vacations.’ Months are gone in planning for these feisty holidays and with the constant dilemma of where to go. Instead of planning a trip and going to the typical vacation destinations, this winter go and experience a snowy adventure. This winter, don’t visit a place where your mind takes you, go to a place your heart asks you to.
A skiing trip in the beautiful snow laden mountains – sounds exuberant. Doesn’t it? Experiencing first hand that refreshing blast of winter air on your face, the anxiety and thrill that runs up your veins when you ski down a hill, the feel of wading your steps through the snow – even the thoughts just make you want to go to a skiing trip.
How does a skiing experience in the vast terrains of 49 Degrees North Resort sound then? The scenic beauty of the terrain, cool winds blowing, snow laden valleys, the snow covered trees and plants – this is just a small glimpse of what the resort will offer you besides the skiing experience. So, the brush off all the laziness that is surrounding you right now, ditch the heater for a while, put on your high boots and let the thrill begin.
49 Degrees North – Sounds like a peculiar name, you must be wondering. This ski resort, which opened up in 1972, is in fact 48.3 degrees north about 50 miles from the north of the international border of Canada. Though the resort derives its names from its latitudinal position, it is in fact not the accurate position. Some facts to ponder over!
Let’s take a look at what makes 49 Degrees North Resort for an amazing experience and what all the Resort has to offer to you:-
The resort is located in the western part of the United States, and is a ski resort that finds itself located in the Colville National Forest in Stevens County, Washington. It is at a distance of 10 miles (16 km) east of Chewelah and 42 miles (68 km) north of Spokane which makes it readily available from the highways connecting these towns.
The resort lays claim to a lift-served vertical drop of 1851 feet. The base at 49 degrees north ski resort is at an elevation of 3,923 feet (1,196 m) from the sea level while the highest peak is located at an altitude of 5,774 feet (1,760 m) on Chewelah Mountain, which gives a vertical drop of 1,851 feet (564 m). The resort experiences an annual snowfall of about 301 inches.
Enchanted Forest Ski Area 12
The 49 Degrees North Resort has a total skiable area of around 2325 acres which is readily available by the lifts. There is a total of 82 runs out of which 30% are beginner runs, 40% account as the intermediate runs, 45% are advanced runs, and 5% of the runs are exclusive for the experts. The longest run spans an area of 2.75 miles. The resort also features two terrain parks. The cross country trail area in the resort runs around 16 km.
With each lift having a carrying capacity of 6600 persons per hour, the resort feature seven lifts in total out of which one is a quad lift, one is a surface lift and the remaining five account for double chairs lifts. This makes 49 Degrees North Resort one of the best places to visit with your friends and have a really amazing time out there.
The 49 Degrees North Winter Sports Foundation is focused on the promotion and spread of alpine and recreational cross country skiing in the country. The foundation is based on the philosophy of encouraging and thereby helping academic achievements, and also helps in promoting the positive aspects of discipline, character building, sportsmanship and in deciding a goal for one’s life and working towards it with full passion.
49 Degrees North Resort offers a season pass, which offers significant savings over purchasing daily lift tickets. The members have the freedom to enjoy the mountains when their mood strikes.
The season pass comes with various categories – adult, masters, child, youth, college, Nordic and the gold pass. All these passes offer different services according to the needs of the member.
49 Degrees North Resort also caters to all your rental needs. You can rent all the skiing stuff you need here at affordable prices. If you are planning a ski trip in advance, and know that you’ll need to rent the ski equipment, you can reserve and pay for your rentals in advance to avail attractive discounts.
Afraid to ski as you’ve never done it before? Don’t miss out on all the fun and adventure just because of this. 49 Degrees North resort offers both winter and summer training, private lessons, group lessons, adult lessons and lessons for children. You can opt for adventure multi-week lessons, explorer multi-week lessons or Holiday Camp. The resort also offers Rental and lessons package combined.
49 Degrees North Resort offers a Ski and Stay service for all its visitors. Accommodations are available from the following partners:
And many others. All of the lodgings are quite affordable. You can avail additional discounts if you book the rooms in advance or do the booking online. Each hotel room offers all conveniences, comforts and services you’ll require while staying there.
Apart from the lodgings provided by the resort, other nearby options include Comfort Inn, Colville which is at a distance of 24.8 miles from the resort, Ramada Limited Spokane North; at a distance of 38.2 miles. The Apple Tree Inn is at a distance of 38.3 miles from the Resort, Quality Inn Oakwood; at 39.1 miles from the resort and Royal Scot Motel – 40 miles from the resort. The room price ranges from $ 54- $ 109 in the above mentioned resorts. For cheaper options, visitors can choose from Knights Inn Spokane North or Howard Johnson Inn Spokane North where you can get pretty nice and comfortable rooms under $ 50.
The resort is priced at $55 for an adult lift ticket and $ 725 for an adult season pass. Not the cheapest as compared to other ski resorts, the price range scores a bit more than the average ones. But compared to the skiable area provided, you can surely say that it is of value to the dollar.
Apart from skiing, the 82 runs, two terrain parks and seven lifts, 49 Degrees North Resort also offers Nordic and Alpine Skiing. Night Skiing is available only for a limited period of time and for a quite short area.
When you go for a skiing trip, there’s a lot more than a recreational sport what you experience. You get to meet and interact with people of all over the state and from the outstations. Making friends with like-minded individuals who share a common interest will surely make all your worries disappear and rejuvenate you. It’s not only the adrenaline rush you get when you go for skiing. There’s that contentment, that feeling of being on the zenith, the feeling to be one with nature and a sense of discovering a new side of yours.
The picturesque beauty of the resort is sure to captivate you in its charms, and you might not want to leave the place. Seeing your loved ones enjoy themselves at the place, hearing that chirpy, crackling laughter of your kid when she skis for the first time and training together for the ski lessons with your significant other – what thing on earth can replace all these moments?
What are you still waiting for? This winter, come to 49 Degrees North Resort and let the snow work its magic and charms on you.
Copyright 2020 by Schneemenschen GmbH. All Rights Reserved.