Methow Valley Winter Trails


Cross-country Ski - Methow Community Trail

Skate Ski: Wind down the long ski weekend in Winthrop with a morning intermediate x-c skate ski on Methow Community Trail including the intermediate trials of both Bitterbrush and Barnsley Lake Trails and the flat Methow Community Trail.

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  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Pace: moderate

This will be a morning skate ski from 9:00 to noon.  We will meet at 9:00 at the Winthrop Town Trail Head, and we'll skate ski out from there on the flat Methow Community Trail.   Then, to get in some minor hill work, we will skate over to both the Bitterbrush and Barnsley Lake Intermediate Trails. We will skate ski  approx. 9 miles.

More detailed  directions for this trip  will be emailed out at the end of December to the registered skiers.



This will be an Intermediate Skate Ski  trip. Skiers will need to have  stamina and 'continuous' skate ski skills to keep a  steady pace on both flat trail and skiing up minor hills. We will take rest stops as needed.

Be prepared that if the temperatures drop to real cold, 10º F or lower, we will switch to an intermediate classic ski trip instead.  The reason for switching ski style is because it is too difficult to skate ski in cold snow temperatures. It is a lot of work, slower going,  and not much fun.

Read over Winter Trails in the Methow link to find a ski map, trail pass cost, trail reports, etc.

Arrive at the Winthrop Trail Head with your ski pass for the day at 9:00.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.



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
  • See full route/place details.
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