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49 Degrees North


49 Degrees North
January 26-28, 2024
Hosts: Kate Draper and James Jones

Space is still available for our "Social Events Only" option on this trip for folks who would like to join us for the social events and skiing and are willing to make their own arrangements for accommodations and lift tickets.  Login as member and click the "Add me to Waitlist" button to receive an emailed link to register for the $61 "Social Events Only" option. 

$305 for Two Nights’ Accommodations, Two Days’ Lift Tickets, and Social Events

$150 without lift tickets
$61 for social events only


49 Degrees North is Washington State's 2nd largest ski resort located in the stunning Colville National Forest. It is the region's favorite family-friendly resort with full service alpine ski area, 1851 feet of vertical drop, seven lifts.  Lift lines are short or non-existent, runs are long. Just 50 miles north of Spokane off Hwy 395 in Chewelah.

Friday night we'll get together at the Nordlig Motel banquet hall, food and beverage courtesy of the Club. Saturday ski all day and get together après ski at the Nordlig Motel banquet hall for a social event. Ski Sunday, then head home at your convenience.


Social Events:
Friday Meet & Greet and Saturday Get together, including food and beverage, included in the registration costs and payable on this website.

Drive yourself or carpool.  Carpool gas costs are shared equally between the passengers and the driver.  Round trip distance between the Tri-Cities and 49 Degrees North, including the commute to/from accommodations in Chewelah, is 440 miles. 


When you register for the event you will have the option to have the Desert Ski Club help arrange a carpool for you.

We will be staying at the Nordlig Motel and Chewelah Creek Inn in Chewelah, the town nearest to the resort.  Cost is covered in registration fee covering Friday and Saturday nights, double occupancy.  If you do not have a preferred roommate, the Club will arrange one for you of the same sex. 


The option for single occupancy is available for Friday and Saturday nights for an additional $81.

Lift tickets:
The price listed above includes two days’ lift tickets.


If you have an Indy Pass you won’t need lift tickets.  If you have a Bluewood pass, you won’t need a lift ticket for Sunday but for Saturday you’ll need to buy a lift ticket at the resort ticket window. 49 Degrees North lift ticket prices have not yet been finalized but will probably be around $75 for adults.

Additional details about the trip, including when and where to meet for skiing and for social events, will be provided later via email to registrants.

For more information contact the Trip Leader, Kate Draper, at 206-715-7666 or



Friday, January 26, 2024 to Sunday, January 28, 2024
49 Degrees North Ski Resort
Chewelah, WA  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kathryn Draper
Ski Trips
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Note that with the decline of COVID, the standard DSC cancellation policy is now in effect.

Refunds will be made for cancellations, provided that your place on a trip is filled by a fully paid individual.

The trip leader will attempt to fill your cancellation from any waiting list. If the trip leader is not able to fill your cancellation from a waiting list, you may provide a replacement provided they are or become a DSC member.

If a replacement cannot be found, you will be refunded the amount you have paid, minus a $10 cancellation fee and minus any costs which were incurred by the DSC on your behalf for which the DSC cannot recover the cost.

Full refunds will be provided for a trip which is cancelled by the DSC.
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Social Events Only