49° North Mountain Resort

Area Status: Open

Washington state's best kept secret, 49° North Mountain Resort truly offers adventures for everyone. This traditional Northwest resort is blessed with wide open groomed runs, moguls, powder, and hundreds of acres of legendary tree skiing.  The ski area is open from approximately November through April, snow conditions permitting. The area offers abundant recreational opportunites year-round.  Check with the Resort for details. 

  • 49° North Mountain Resort Winter Map
  • 49° North Mountain Resort Summer Map
  • For more information about the area, click here.
  • Winter conditions and snow levels are updated daily, click here for current conditions

The trail system, designed for cross-country skiing and mountain biking, are maintained by 49° North Mountain Resort. Most trails are located on Chewelah Mountain and connect with roads that link back to the ski lodge on Flowery Trail Road. During winter months a small fee is charged to ride chair #1 to access trails. Summer access to trails through existing roads.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Please see Tickets & Passes at 49° North for fees.
Open Season: Year-Round - Open Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Winter
Busiest Season: Winter
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles only allowed with adequate snow cover after the end of the ski season.
Closest Towns: Chewelah, WA

General Information


From Chewelah, WA:  Turn East at stoplight on Main Street to Flowery Trail Road. 10 miles to resort.

Google map directions from Chewelah, WA

From Spokane WA:  Take HWY 395 North to Chewelah (42 miles). Turn East (right at stoplight) on to Main Street to Flowery Trail Road. 10 miles to resort.

Google map directions from Spokane, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

  • The lifts currently do not operate during the summer season. There are no set non-motorized trails, but service roads are available around the mountain. 

Day Hiking

  • The mountain is open for hiking during the summer months unless otherwise posted. Depending on the winter season, the snowpack is usually gone by the 4th of July. Snow can linger in some shaded areas. 
  • Both the Nordic trail system and service roads are available for hiking, as well as the runs themselves. You can take an easy way to the summit, like Portal to Silver Ridge, or just head straight up. 

Viewing Plants

  • This is a popular destination for huckleberry picking. The typical season is mid July to early August, depending on weather. Personal berry picking of up to 3 gallons per day is allowed. Commercial berry picking is strickly prohibited within the Colville National Forest.


  • First Time Visitors
  • There are 82 marked trails; 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 25% Advanced, and 5% Expert.
  • 7 lifts; 1 quad, 5 double chairlifts, and 1 conveyor

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

  • Nordic Center
  • Nordic Trail Map
  • Located adjacent to the 49 Degrees North Alpine area, the Nordic Center is a cozy yurt next to the Nordic Trail System.
  • Skiers, bikers, and others can enjoy 25km of classic and track groomed trails. 
  • Additional ungroomed snowshoe trails weave between the groomed trails and fat bikes are welcome on the trails, weather permitting.


Fee charged for some activities:
Parking: No day use fee
Toilets: Available during the winter operations
Drinking water: Available during the winter operations

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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