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Still no opening dates for some area mountains

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Mt. Spokane needs about 18 inches to open. Mt. Spokane needs about 18 inches to open.
MT. SPOKANE -

Area mountains are desperate for snow. In fact, Mount Spokane and 49 Degrees North had to delay their start dates. Right now, neither Mount Spokane nor 49 Degrees has a scheduled opening date. 

Schweitzer opens back up Friday, Lookout Pass opens Thursday, and Silver Mountain could open this weekend. No one is more anxious for snow than Brad McQuarrie up at Mount Spokane. "We are just crossing our fingers, getting the final things wrapped up and ready to go. We are the most prepared we have ever been," McQuarrie said.

Over the past couple of years, most of the ski areas around the Inland Northwest opened on or around Thanksgiving. This year, the mountains have had about 20 to 30 percent less snow than average years.

"It's really frustrating, but we know it's going to come and we just have to be patient," McQuarrie said.

Mount Spokane needs about 18 inches to open.

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