It's government land they lease, so I think it is hikable, but they explicitly don't want people on the mountain when there still running operations for liability issues. I don't think anyone really cares that much, it's just a bummer because our natural season is typically until May, sometimes longer. Until it becomes more of a tourist attraction, they just don't really get much traffic since it's somewhat far away from major cities (and Spokane has a "family" mountain"
Of course that's a good thing, because you can get clean powder lines if you know where to look 2-3 days after a dump. For it's size this place is never crowded, and longest I waited in line was 5 minutes, average is about 30 seconds.
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