Methow Valley Winter Trails


Cross-country Ski - Rendezvous Trails

Spend three days skiing the groomed Rendezvous Trails, with Sunday and Monday nights in Gizzly Hut. The hut is a 6.6km/1.5 hour ski in from the Gunn Ranch parking area. Our freight pick up is at 10 am on Sunday, so you'll want to spend Saturday night in Winthrop.

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  • Sun, Mar 3, 2019 — Tue, Mar 5, 2019
  • Seattle Skiing Committee
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Adults
  • *Varies*
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,000 ft

Trip will start at our freight pick up point (either Cub Creek or Gunn Ranch) Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. and will end at the same place Tuesday mid-day.  Carpooling is encouraged.

This is an N3 trip, with good speed control skills required for the long downhills.  Skating may be possible (you can have a set of skis & poles hauled in with our food).    We'll contribute to and share evening meals and at least one breakfast.  Bring your own lunches and snacks.  You may want to consider staying at the hostel in Wintrhop Saturday night .

The Grizzly Hut allows dogs, so this isn't a good trip for you if you are allergic to dog fur.  For details about the huts see .

The hut and freight haul cost is $558.93 total, so for a party of 4 this is $140 each, and for a party of 6 it will be $94 each.   To reserve your place, you will need to send the leader a check for $140 (you'll receive a partial refund if the party is greater than 4).

A three-day $60 ski trail pass is required.


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.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Duffle and boxes to pack you gear for freight haul.

Sizable day pack for full day skis.

Group food planning will be coordinated prior to the trip.

Trip Reports