Highlands Nordic Sno-Park

A winter's hidden gem near Tonasket tucked into the Okanogan Highlands, with 36+ km of trails beautifully groomed for classic, skate skiing, and snowshoeing. There are trails of all difficulty levels, though most on this route are considered most difficult.


Highlands Nordic is about 16.5 miles from Tonasket. From Tonasket, turn onto Havillah Road at the north end of town toward the Sitzmark Ski Area. Drive 15 miles northeast and turn right onto the Mill Creek Road (Forest Road 3230), and drive 1.5 miles to the main parking lot.


  • Suitable Activities: Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Basic
  • Seasons: January, February, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Avalanche Terrain Rating Simple
  • Difficulty: G-XC 2 Advanced Beginner Groomed, G-XC 3 Intermediate Groomed
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • 4,800 ft
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest
    Tonasket Ranger District (OWNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: SnoPark Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Tonasket Ranger District Map - Highlands Sno-Park
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