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Decision expected Thursday on Mt. Spokane expansion

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A decision is expected Thursday in the expansion of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park A decision is expected Thursday in the expansion of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park
MT. SPOKANE -

As we continue to gear up for winter weather, Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is gearing up to hear a decision on its expansion project.

There will be a public hearing on the matter Wednesday.

The expansion would make way for groomed trails, seven new runs, and a chairlift.

Brad McQuarrie, General Manager Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park, says the project would also help with overcrowding.

“It spreads more people out around mountain and it's a piece of the mountain that people are skiing consistently all the time, but we're not able to manage it,” McQuarrie said.

Opponents say the expansion would impact old-growth forest. A final decision is expected on Thursday.

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