Methow Valley Winter Trails


Cross-country Ski - Methow Valley Winter Trails

Methow Valley cross country ski tour day 1 of 3.

  • G-XC Groomed Varies
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0
  • Pace: Moderate

We will meet at one of the trailheads at 9:00am at either Cub Creek, Mazama, Winthrop, or Sun Mountain.

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

Linda  Shewey will also be leading cross country ski trips 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. Only classic waxless skies.

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.

See Linda Shewey's trip listing for lodging options.


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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