I was renting skis from a local rental shop and they asked me where I was going to go ski at, I said Mt.Spokane and they said I was not aloud to rent from them if I was going to Mt.Spokane because of the amount of rocks in the snow.
I went anyways with my a friends old pair of skis and frankly I do not want to go back.
People we not that friendly and the conditions were not that great.
So I would not recommend for anyone learning to ski to go to Mt.Spokane.
I had a much more enjoyable experience at 49 Degrees North and I would recommend it to anyone.