Methow Valley Winter Trails


Cross-country Ski - Methow Community Trail

Half day ski tour on the Sun Mountain Trails. Part of Methow Valley Winter Trails weekend

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  • N2 Nordic Advanced Basic Ski
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi

We will meet at 9:00 at the Winthrop Town Trail Head and carpool to the Chickadee Trailhead at Sun Mountain

 Please make sure to have purchased your trail pass ahead of time. Look here for more information on trail pass purchase.


We will  start from the Chickadee trailhead and ski a variety of mostly green (easy) but also some blue (intermediate) trails including Beaver Pond, Lower Fox, Little Wolf and YellowJacket for an approximately 8 mile loop. 

This is a nordic advanced basic ski and requires the ability to ascend and descend intermediate hills.   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
  • See full route/place details.
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