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Last updated: 01/24/20 at 7:06am

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Chewelah Community Program

Live in the Chewelah Area? 49 Degrees North offers a special program for local area youth ages 5-13 during the winter season! 

This is a Saturday program that will consist of 4 consecutive weeks in February with 2 hour lessons each Saturday, all at a heavily discounted package price! This deal is only available to the communities surrounding Chewelah and Valley. The program will begin on the 1st of February and finish on the 22rd of February.

Special community price for:     

(4) 2-hour lessons: $120
(4) Youth Lift Tickets (7 & Up): $80
(4) Youth Lift Tickets (5 & 6): $20
(4) Youth Rentals: $68

Discount pass price for participants: $299

Please download the Registration Form to sign-up your child. The packet also includes information to help you accurately assess your child’s ability level, a checklist to prepare for a day on the slopes, lesson times, a Refund Policy Form, and for those of you interested in purchasing a discounted Season Pass for your participating child, there is a Season Pass Form and Release Waiver. Students who need Lift Tickets and/or Rental Equipment can add those items to their Lesson Package. Pricing is noted on the Registration Form. Keep in mind that we need to have all applications in no later than January 20th.

Chewelah Community Program

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Snowmobile Guidelines

Please Note: Snowmobiles are not permitted within Ski Boundaries while 49 Degrees North is operating

Snowmobiles Rules of Use:
*No snowmobiles while 49 Degrees North is operating for the season

  1. No snowmobiles allowed until after closing day of the season
  2. Allowed during daylight hours on weekends only
  3. Limit weekday snowmobile use to the hours between 4:00pm and dusk, after maintenance crews on the mountain are done for the day
  4. Only unload/load snowmobiles at the west end of the main parking area, access to the ski runs using the road between Lifts 2 and 3
  5. Limited parking only at end of Nelson Creek Road. No trailers allowed, no loading/unloading snowmobiles. Do not block any roads
  6. Pack out garbage
  7. Slow down for Skiers
  8. Do not ride on areas clear of snow, plowed roads, dirt/grass or bare patches or parking lots (except at the west end of the main parking lot at load/unload area)
  9. All snowmobile usage is Ride at your Own Risk

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Park Smart

Terrain Park Safety

Smart Style is about all safety and having the knowledge to enjoy your freedom and the freestyle terrain. Park Smart reinforces five important points for the use of freestyle terrain.

Don’t get in the backseat
Control your speed
Land on your feet

Park Smart

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Mountain Safety

Be safe on the mountain!

- Avoid skiing or riding yourself into shape. You will enjoy the sport more if you are physically fit.
- Drink plenty of water; be careful not to become dehydrated. 
- Wear your hats and gloves. Consider mittens if your hands get cold easily.
- Bring sun protection with you; 15 sunscreen and a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes. 
- Know your limits. Stop before you become fatigued. 

Be sure to have your ski or snowboard bindings adjusted correctly at a local ski shop.  You can rent high quality ski or snowboard equipment from the rental shop at 49.  Take lessons. Like any activity, you will improve with practice and guidance.  49 offers an excellent ski school with certified instructors. Winter clothing, sun protection and sun glasses may be purchased from the Alpine Shop inside the lodge.

Boundary Policy
Skiers and snowboarders wishing to go outside of marked area boundaries do so at their own risk. Areas outside of marked boundaries are not patrolled. Unmarked hazards of all types exist. Search and rescue operations may be authorized and conducted by Stevens County Sheriff's Department. You or your heirs will be financially responsible for this service.

Any person skiing or riding outside the confines of trails or runs open for skiing and snowboarding within the ski area boundary shall be responsible for any injuries or losses resulting from his or her actions.

Drone Policy
Drones or model aircraft use by guests, commercial operators or the media is prohibited without prior written approval of 49° North Mountain Resort.

Trail Map Markings
Skiers and riders should be advised A green circle, blue square or Black Diamond trail at one ski area is not necessarily the same as a similarly rated trail at another ski area. Skiers and riders should work their way up, beginning with the easiest trails, no matter what their ability level may be, until they are familiar with the trails at that ski area.

Weather Hazards
FROSTBITE is the most common injury involved in Snowsports. Frostnip is a precursor to frostbite. Watch for these warning signs - mild tingling or pain followed by numbness, gray or yellowish patches of sking (especially nose, ear, face, fingers and toes.)

Have someone else check your face and ears if you are unable to. If frostnip symptoms are detected. Please come see one of our patrollers right away!

Factors that heighten the risk of Frostnip or Frostbite
• Hypothermia
• Alcohol
• Smoking
• Immobility, injury or illness
• Fatigue or Apathy
• Previous Frostbite Injury
• Wet Skin
• Tight Boots, Gloves, or Clothing

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Tree Well Safety

Deep Snow Safety

A tree well/ snow immersion suffocation accident can happen when a skier or snowboarder falls – usually headfirst – into a tree well or deep loose snow and becomes immobilized and trapped under the snow and suffocates.

In an inverted position you can become trapped under the snow. Breathing becomes difficult as the loose snow packs in around you. Without immediate help from your partner, you may suffocate. Prevention of falling into a tree well or areas of deep snow is all-important because the odds of surviving deep snow immersion are low.

90% of people involved in Tree Well/ SIS hazard research experiments could NOT rescue themselves. If a partner is not there for immediate rescue, the skier or rider may die very quickly from suffocation - in many cases, he or she can die as quickly as someone can drown in water.

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Repair Shop

Welcome to the Repair Shop! Located in the same space as our Rental Shop, certified technicians are ready to get your gear ready for the mountain!

See pricing and services below, please call the Repair Shop at (509) 935-6649 x620 with questions or specific requests

Repair Shop Pricing:
- Binding Adjustment - $15
(test & adjustment)
- Binding Mount - $20
(mounting new skis/binding, test & adjustment)
- Binding remount - $25
(redrill, plug holes, mount, test & adjustment)
- Hot Wax - $9
(hand iron, scrape & brush)
- Basic Tune - $20
(machine edges & hot wax)
- Performance Tune - $30
(machine grind, hand tune edges, minor base repair & hot wax)
- Mega Tune - $40+
(base repair, basic tune + additional work needed)


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Primetimers Club

The Primetimers club is for those 55 and up who are looking for a fun group to enjoy this winter with! Come ski and enjoy weekly gatherings with fellow ski enthusiasts all season long!

Membership - $20

Benefits - Monthly luncheon every 3rd Tuesday, weekly gathering with appetizers and bar discounts, Annual Regional Prime Time event

Includes membership card with photo, group skiing and riding.

Sign up for the Primetimers Newsletter here!

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Terrain Park

Hit the Rails

49 Degrees North has two designated terrain parks during the winter season.

The Silver Ridge Park is located underneath the top of Chair 5. This park has several rails, boxes and jumps and is open to the public.

Our main Terrain Park is located under Chair 1 on Tamarack and is visible from the main lodge. This terrain park has many features and is updated regularly by our dedicated park crew. 

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Instructor Recruitment

Interested in the best job ever?

Share your passion of skiing or snowboarding with children and/or adults just getting started in the sport as an instructor at 49° North Mountain Resort. If you have great people skills, love skiing or snowboarding and want to share that passion with others, you’ll be a great instructor. Applicants should be able to ski or snowboard comfortably on green and blue groomed runs – no need to be an expert skier or rider to be a great instructor. If you can commit to being here between 22-30 days this season for training and teaching, then come join our mountain family.


Alison Pasino 
Assistant Director of Ski and Snowboard School


Employee Benefits Include:

- Unlimited Employee Season Pass

- Discounted or FREE dependent passes for spouse/domestic partner and dependents 18 years and younger

- Discounts at our Cafe & Alpine retail shop

- Exchange letters to ski/ride at other resorts free of charge

- Access to Instructor Locker/Storage room


Already have your 49 Degrees North Pass?

Once you've completed on-snow training and have become an official employee, receive a full refund on your pass!


What becoming an Instructor means

On any given operating day, our Ski & Snowboard School has students of all ages and ability levels ready to learn. All instructors will be able to teach in all age categories, from 4 year old private lessons, to adult group lessons.

Learn more about what 49 Degrees North Ski and Snowboard School offers here!

Learn about the world of Instructing here!


Ready to get started?

For First Year/Non-experienced instructors:

- Complete the PSIA-AASI New Instructor Course - See it Here
- Complete 5 days of indoor and on-snow specialized training
- Complete instructor evaluation & lesson observation

Once you have passed all the milestones, you will be eligible to be hired as a Ski or Snowboard instructor at 49 Degrees North!

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Contact Us

49 Degrees North Contacts

Main Line: (509) 935-6649

Fax: (509) 935-4218


Snow Conditions Hotline - x1
Ticket Office - x0
Season Pass - x609
Daycare - x618
Marketing - x607
Rental Shop - x620
Ski Patrol - x611
Ski & Snowboard School - x610
Discovery Club - x627
Nordic Center - x610


Mailing Address:

49 Degrees North
P.O. Box 166
3311 Flowery Trail Road
Chewelah, WA 99109


For media inquiries, please email

For donation requests, please fill out and submit THIS FORM


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Responsibility Code

Know the code and be safe on the mountain

To have a a fun and successful day on the mountain, it is key to be courteous and use common sense while skiing or riding. 

Be aware that there are inherit risks to snowsports and these risks can be greatly reduced by following the code below. It is your responsibility to know the code!


The Responsibility Code:

  1. Stay in control at all times
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way
  3. Stop only in visible place that is safe for you and others
  4. When starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield to oncoming traffic
  5. Use devices to prevent runaway equipment
  6. Observe all signs and warning, keep out of closed trails
  7. Know how to ride, load and unload lifts safely before use.


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Combo Pass

Two mountains, one great price!

Purchase a Combo Pass to 49 Degrees North and Silver Mountain resorts and explore 2 mountains for a fantastic price. Enjoy the full benefits of two Season Passes, including no blackout dates, discounted lift tickets and more!

To pickup your 49 Degrees North Pass - Click Here

To pickup your Silver Mountain Pass, visit the Silver Mountain Ticket Office during office hours. Call (208) 783-1508 for more information!

Purchase your combo pass here!

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Season Pass Processing

Here's how to pick up your 49 Degrees North Season Pass!

To pick up your pass in person:

Ready to hit the slopes? Pick up your pass at one of our fall events or at the Season Pass station on the mountain during the season and skip the ticket line! To pick up your pass, give the name of the purchaser to the Season Pass attendant. Then, either take a picture or use your 2018/19 Season Pass photo. The pass will then be printed and ready for use. Passes must be paid in full, with a picture and up to date waiver signed to be printed.

Spring Passes: Purchase your pass online or at the Season Pass station during the Spring sale for the best deal!


To pick up your pass during one of our preseason events:

2019 Events

-Colville Ski Swap - Oct. 19th

-Inlander Winter Party, Nov. 15th & 16th


To have your pass mailed to you:

Choose to have your season pass mailed to you for an additional $5 per order. Once we have confirmed payment, shipping address and the correct signed waiver, your pass will be mailed between 7-10 business days. You have the option to use a previous picture or send in a new one if you choose to have your pass mailed to you. You can either upload a picture through your account online or email your picture to

Photo Requirements: Photos must be clear head-shots (above the shoulders) without hats or other accessories and with a white background). Recommended picture file should be a 320 X 240 image (JPEG or BMP) that is between 50K and 100K. Names of each pass holder must be included in each file name (For example:  joe_smith.jpg).

For more information, please call (509) 935-6649 x2 or email


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Holiday Operations

Holiday Operating Period - 2019

Happy Holidays!

49 Degrees North will operate daily from December 20th through January 7th, 2019. Lifts will operate from 9am - 3:30pm except Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Christmas Day - 10:00am-3:00pm

New Years Day - 10:00am-3:00pm


See the full operating calendar here!

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Employment at 49 Degrees North

If you are looking for winter employment, please come to our Job Fair & Employment Interviews on November 2nd, 2019. Winter employment information will not be available until October 20th, 2019, and all applicants will be reviewed on November 2nd in person. Please come to the mountain with your resume, necessary additional documents, and be prepared to interview with 49° North Supervisors.

2019/20 Winter Season Employment

Part Time & Full Time Positions available, please email a resume to for more information

Why work at 49 Degrees North? Enjoy a wonderful and friendly atmosphere with scenic views, excellent snow, and much more! Winter seasonal work at 49 Degrees North is unique experience, perfect for those seeking full time work or just some time on the weekends. All employees are eligible for a discounted season pass, as well as other discounts around the mountain. 

Employees can also take part in the Ski Exchange Programs, which allows you to ski or ride at participating resorts at a fraction of the cost. Keep in mind, the mountain environment can range from blizzards to warm sunshine, so reliable transportation and the correct gear for the job is very important.


For more information, please email or call Heather at (509) 935-6649 x0

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Indy Pass

Join the Indy Pass Revolution!


44 Authentic Resorts | 88 Days of Skiing and Riding | Just $199

The Indy Pass gives snowriders 88 days of riding at 44 independent resorts across the United States and Canada for just $199! All Indy Pass resorts are independent, authentic, small-to-mid-sized resorts and feature excellent terrain, snow quality and amenities. With a roster of less crowded, affordable and welcoming resorts $199, the Indy Pass is by far the best value for a multi-resort pass in North America. Come join the Revolution!

Purchase Yours Here!

Join the Revolution and receive:

- 2 free days at 44 resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including 49 Degress North! 

- 1 additional discounted lift ticket at each Indy Resort after redemption of the Indy Pass is fulfilled

- Discounted kids tickets (12 and under) when redeeming an Indy Pass at participating resorts

- Special offers from participating resorts for lodging, rentals, lessons and more!

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New Website

49 North's new website is coming soon

More details here.  

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