[R1R, 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort] will open this winter with a new feel to Angel Peak, the northwest summit of Chewelah Mountain. Seven new runs will be open for skiing and riding.

The U.S. Forest Service and 49 Degrees North hauled logging equipment up Angel Peak for thinning and run cutting. The result? Skiers and riders will have approximately 170 more acres of glades to explore, plus seven new runs.   

The upper half of Angel Peak will be terrain accessible only by hiking. The lower section can be reached by riding West Basin Chair 4 and traversing across Angel Peak on the existing run "Lost Dutchman."

"This project turned out better than we expected," said Brad Northrup, Director of Sales and Marketing for the resort. "The new groomed runs have some really unique characteristics that people will enjoy, and the new glades below the summit pyramid and Lost Dutchman are about as perfect as you can get."

Much of the new terrain on Angel Peak will be open this winter for skiing and riding. Meanwhile, the resort is planning for the installation of a new chairlift to Angel Peak's summit in 2011.

49 Degrees North also added a new parking lot to accommodate parking overflow on peak days. The resort also added a front deck to the lodge and a public restroom on the summit of Chewelah Peak.

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