Methow Valley Winter Trails


Cross-country Ski - Methow Valley Winter Trails

Methow valley cross country ski tour day 1 (of 3)

  • G-XC 3 Intermediate Groomed
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi

We will meet at one of the trailheads at 9am (either Cub Creek, Mazama or Sun mountain)

This is day 1 of a 3-day cross-country ski trip (Wed-Fri) in the Methow Valley.   Trips offered will be easy (green) to moderate (blue) depending on the skill level of the participants registering and will range from 10-12 miles beginning from either the Cub Creek Trailhead, the Mazama trailhead or the Chickadee Trail (Sun Mountain). 

Dave Burdick will also be leading xc ski trips here during this time and we will coordinate our rosters to determine the best trails and participant fit for each day.

These trips are not suitable for first time Nordic skiers: even those with Alpine ski experience. Participants should be able to navigate 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.  Classic waxless skis preferred.

  The Methow Valley is roughly 250 miles and 4 - 5 hours from Seattle. You have the option to carpool or provide your own transportation and lodging in Winthrop or elsewhere in the Methow Valley. 

Lodging option:  Leader has reserved two 3-bedroom cottages at the River's Edge Resort for Jan 9-12.  River's Edge Resort - Winthrop - United States (  Cost will be between $400-500 per room for the 4 nights (depending on the number of people staying).  This cottage offers a private hot tub on the riverside deck with river views, a full-sized kitchen, laundry facilities, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.  1 King, 1 Queen and 2 twin beds.  If you would like to reserve a room, you will need to email me separately and pay a deposit.

Additional lodging options can be found here:


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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