49° North changes ownership; announces new joint pass with Silver Mountain

49° North changes ownership; announces new joint pass with Silver Mountain

49° North Mountain Resort announced Monday it has changed ownership. As a result, skiers and snowboarders will now be able to buy a joint pass with Silver Mountain.

Chewelah Mountain Resort Lands, LLC acquired the resort on April 19. 49° North and Silver Mountain will now have related ownership, but will operate as independent entities.

In a release sent Monday, 49° North said the management team at the resort will remain the same, with John Eminger continuing as the General Manager after 23 years as the owner and operator.

“It has been an honor over the last two decades to be part of increasing the size of the ski area. We have grown from 905 acres to nearly 2,250 acres, created a Nordic trail system with 9 miles of trails, opened a new summit to lift assisted skiing, created over 35 new trails and glades in two basins and added new lifts. It is all a testament to the well developed winter community in Chewelah,” said Eminger. “This transition in ownership will allow for continued improvements and growth, especially in skier experience on and off the snow. We look to increase passholder benefits, remodel the lodge, add a new conveyor carpet to the beginner area, upgrade lifts and add new grooming equipment.”I’ve

Joint passes to 49° North and Silver Mountain will be for sale this week. The passes will cost $459 for adults and $329 for youth.

“We think this is a great value as we are essentially adding an entirely new mountain to a normal season pass,” said Eminger. “For the storm riders, it offers a seven-day-a-week option and allows dual pass holders to follow the snow and great conditions. We think this will be a great product for our Spokane guests who can go an hour either direction for a great snow experience.”

49° North and Silver Mountain resorts will also add additional benefits to their respective season passes for those who choose to only ski at one resort.

Earlier this month, 49° North announced an expansion project. Resort officials said they plan to redo chairlift one and the lodge.

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