Skiers leave the mountaintop area in 2008 at 49 Degrees North near Chewelah. During spring break week, skiing is free at the ski area, thanks to sponsorship by Toyota.   Inset: From the air, ski runs of various levels of difficulty cut swaths down the mountainside.
Skiers leave the mountaintop area in 2008 at 49 Degrees North near Chewelah. During spring break week, skiing is free at the ski area, thanks to sponsorship by Toyota. Inset: From the air, ski runs of various levels of difficulty cut swaths down the mountainside. JESSE TINSLEY/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW
Skiers leave the mountaintop area in 2008 at 49 Degrees North near Chewelah. During spring break week, skiing is free at the ski area, thanks to sponsorship by Toyota. Inset: From the air, ski runs of various levels of difficulty cut swaths down the mountainside. JESSE TINSLEY/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

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