Methow Valley Winter Trails


Cross-country Ski - Mazama Trails

Winter Trails weekend trip to Mazama.

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  • Moderate

Meet at the Winthrop Town Trailhead at 9am.

We will carpool from there to the Mazama Trailhead, ready to ski about 9:30 am.

Alternatively, if you are lodging in Mazama or close by you may meet us at the Mazama trailhead at 9:30 am



.  We will also start from the Mazama trailhead, and ski easy and intermediate trails.  Route planned includes Base Camp, River Run, Early Winters and the MCT trails for an approximately 8-10 mile loop.  

  There may be some small hills that will require wedge brake and turn to descend and herringbone to ascend some sections. A good standard of fitness and stamina is required. This trip is not suitable for first time Nordic skiers: even those with Alpine ski experience. Classic waxless skis preferred.  

This activity is part of Methow Valley Winter Trails month.  There are a variety of other cross-country ski and snowshoe trips over the weekend you can participate in as well as other activities. For full details please visit: 

  The Methow Valley is roughly 250 miles and 4 - 5 hours from Seattle. Make a weekend of it and stay in Winthrop or elsewhere in the Methow Valley .  

Lodging options can be found here:

Carpool options:  If you are hoping for a ride to the Methow Valley you will have a better chance if you set your profile to "Open" and provide carpool information such as the area you live in and  locations you can reach by transit to meet a driver.



Methow Valley Winter Trails

  • Green Trails Sun Mtn/Methow No. 83S

    Green Trails Doe Mtn No. 52

    Green Trails Mazama No. 51

    MVSTA Trail Maps (see Land Manager)

    Green Trails Twisp No. 84

    Green Trails Buttermilk Butte No. 83
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