We had a GREAT DAY! And so much fun! Thank you to Linda & Cheryl for making it a special event!
Roy and Donna Larson (pictured above) attended. They were Prime Timer founders in 1999.
I have a lot of history and pictures from the 20 years to load into our history page. This will probably be a summer project and will let you all know when it's done.
Below is a list of the 45 original members. The stars next to the names indicate those who are in the club today!
PRIME TIMERS 2018 – 2019 HAD A GREAT YEAR!
The highlights were:
WHITEFISH SKI TRIP
ALL MOUNTAIN PRIME TIMER EVENT HOSTED BY MT SPOKANE
20TH PRIME TIMER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
THREE DELICIOUS LUNCHES SERVED BY GABE AND HIS TEAM.
.... And then there were THE SOCIAL HOURS!!!! All of our socials were so GREAT! Debbie and Jim Allen did an amazing job providing us with enhanced snacks, really they were Hors d'oeuvres! Nachos, quesadillas, homemade sausage, cheese trays, vege trays & more!
WHEN YOU MISS SKIING THIS SUMMER!
Below are two ski videos by Eddie Cairns. The first link is AFTER the new chair, the 2nd link is BEFORE the new chair skiing run #3. ENJOY!
FAN OF THE KAN 2019 - SKIING THE TREES AFTER NEW CHAIR
BEFORE CHAIR 6 SKIING RUN #3
Please join us Wednesday, March 11 for a day of skiing & socializing.
Meet in lodge 2, “Garage” (main level) area before heading out to ski.
Our Prime Timers & Mountain hosts will welcome you and are available to “ski” you around.
In the afternoon, between 2:00 – 4:00 pm in Lodge 2 “Garage”, join the fun at our annual St Paddy's Day Theme party for a wonderful array of Hors d'oeuvres, beverages & lots of prizes.
Wednesday lift ticket prices are $25 (tax included) for Prime Timers with Prime Timer ID & Friends (55+) of Prime Timers.
PURCHASE WEDNESDAY AT THE LODGE
Thursday is Mt Spokane’s “Throwback Thursday” and on-line tickets are $19.80 ($22.19 W/Tax & fees) if purchased 24hrs in advance.
THURSDAY TICKETS ON-LINE ONLY Click Here
Our chef will have a special luncheon taco salad available for $10 by ordering at the counter.
****** SOCIAL PARTY *******
Please RSVP by MARCH 8
Please invite your friends!
This years regional event begins Monday,
March 2nd at 9 a.m. At 2 p.m. we will host an appetizer hour for $4 per person in the Boom Town bar. Happy hour bar discounts will start at 1:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 3rd, we will be hosting a lunch in the Boom Town Bar starting at 12:30 pm. Lunch will be $8 per person and includes a sandwich, salad and soup bar. Bar discounts will start at noon. During lunch, we will have a drawing for some fabulous gifts so be sure to stick around.
Lift tickets For Prime Timers will be half price for each day. If you are in need of lodging accommodations you can visit our website at www.ski49n.com for a list of hotels in the Chewelah area.
2019-20 Season Passes and Prime Timer Passes will be for sale as well, see more on our website.
Please RSVP us at If you plan to attend our Regional Primetimer Event on March 2nd & 3rd
Please let us know if you plan to have lunch with us on Tuesday so we can give our chef a head count.
Come ski with us on March 2nd and 3rd, we look forward to seeing you all again so
Summer Biking by Dave Whipple
If you are interested in hearing about the bike rides…
I will be using the mailing list from last year about the bike rides. If you want to be included in these mailings, you must OPT IN. In other words, send me an email at email@example.com and ask to be put on the list. This group is separate from the Prime Timers, so feel free to ask friends to join and get on the mailing list. This will be the only mailing about bike riding to the Prime Timers mailing list this year.I’ve had lots of questions about Prime Timer bike rides this summer. Yes, I plan on organizing these rides but will need some help.
I will be glad to publicize the rides; I just won’t be able to lead many of them. Some of the favorite rides from the last year include the following:
· Centennial Trail in the valley – From the west end of the off road trail near Argonne to Barker and back, often starting in the middle at Mirabeau Park.
· Fish Lake Trail
· Kendall Yards to seven mile – out on the trail, home on Audrey White Parkway
· Children of the Sun Trail
· Green Bluff loop
· Centennial Trail Idaho, Rest stop to C d’A and back
· West Coeur d’Alene/East Post Falls neighborhood ride
· Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes start at the Snake Pit, head toward Harrison for 45 minutes, return
· Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Plummer to Harrison and back. Optional start at Heyburn State Park, doing the long, gradual uphill first instead of last
· Hiawatha Trail
If you would like to lead a ride, let me know and I will schedule it. It doesn’t have to be on this list.
CYCLING EMAIL: PRIMERSRBIKERS@GMAIL.COM
ORGANIZER: Dave Whipple
Our 3rd annual party was a big success! It was really fun to see everyone and get exctied for the upcoming ski season. The buffet was excellent, followed by the prize giveaways.
.....And we sure had great prizes!
Generous donations from Alpine Haus ($25 gift card & $160 in services), Mountain Gear (3 - three day rentals), Sports Creel (Boot & glove warmer) , wine, candles, coffee cards, hand warmers, handmade boot horns, ski socks and more gifts donated by members made it extra special!
NOVEMBER 24, 2014 PRIME TIMERS SKI VIDEO! Click here or on picture
"The Mt. Spokane Ski Prime Timers are all about having FUN! Anyone 55 and older who enjoys Alpine and X-Country skiing can join.
The prime timers start Skiing the first Wednesday in January and then every Wednesday thereafter until the mountain closes. Their informal social gathering with refreshments at the end of the ski day is held in the balcony above the bar where they enjoy each other's company and share ski experiences."
Video Music Credit-Stephen Arnold Project-The Vault
Photos in the gallery are by Phil Lopez, Bill Anderson, Anne Irmer, Eddie Cairnes.
By Bill Anderson
10-21-18 afternoon update. I have it on good authority that a) load test on chair 6 will be on 11-10-18 b) ski school building will be ready for this season c) the building will serve the ski school and facilities (equipment, signage, etc in basement) d) magic carpet will be up and running for this season. It'll run from the end of ditch (right of that truck) to the orange post in the pic and is roughly inline with uphill side of lodge 2. e) there will be a temporary fence along the retaining wall with a permanent one being installed next year. Sorry, it's not a terrain park feature. f) road to top of mtn was and is closed for the season. Enjoy! 🎿
Video by Eddie Cairnes -
Last year skiing the new run. This is to the skier's left of the chair line run.