Skiers, snowboarders hit the slopes for Christmas

Skiers, snowboarders hit the slopes for Christmas

Skiers and snowboarders are not complaining about the weather. Hundreds of families spent their Christmas day out on the slopes.

“Oh yeah, dumpage of snow! Fresh flakes,” Sarah Gorden of Tennesse said.

Nearly 2,000 skiers and snowboarders ventured to Mount Spokane for the holiday.

“We’re seeing all kinds of folks coming up who normally dont come up Christmas day,” Brad McQuarrie, General Manager of Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard, said.

They even had to bring in extra crew members.

“All these cars came so we called everybody and they are sitting at home having Grandma’s biscuits going ‘okay I am coming up and I better go skiing too!’ So, we told everybody if they work for 3 hours, they can ski for few hours,” said McQuarrie.

Some traveled all the way from Florida and Tennessee.

“We get to come hang out for the day. It’s a blessing to come here for sure,” Gordon said.

For some families, skiing down the slopes is a tradition.

“This is our 6th year of doing this and my whole family is here, wife, Grandma, Grandpa. It is a lot of fun!

We opened up presents this morning and getting ready to hit the hill now,” Shaun Pattison said.

“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else right now. It’s a great Christmas,” said snowboarder, Jacob Nieland.