Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

A cross-country ski and snowshoe trail system that starts at Plain Hardware not far from Stevens Pass. There are great trails for learning plus some challenging hills and fun descents.

getting there

From US 2 east of Stevens Pass, turn left (north) onto SR 207 towards Lake Wenatchee and then right onto Beaver Valley Road. Plain Hardware is on the left.

Skiing can start right across the road from the hardware store or at the public access and parking lot at the midway point along the Chiwawa Loop Road and also at the north end of the system at the Thousand Trails/Clear Creek Lodge complex.

about the trail system

There are 14+ miles of ski trails groomed for skate and classic cross country that range from easy trips for beginners to more challenging runs for those with more experience. There are many side loops and runs to chose from, and trails cross open meadows and wind through beautiful woods. There are 3+ miles of packed snowshoe trails within the system. The 5.3-mile Beaver Creek Trail is the primary north/south spine of the system.


  • As of winter 2016-17 cross-country ski equipment can be rented at Plain Hardware.   
  • Information about permits, trail and grooming conditions, and trail maps are available at
  • The activity difficulty for a cross-country ski trip can be N1-Instructional, N1-Basic, or N2-Advanced Basic depending on the loops and trails chosen.
  • Suitable Activities: Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Basic
  • Seasons: January, February, March, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: N1 Nordic Basic Ski, Easy
  • Length: 14.0 mi
18636 Beaver Valley Road, Plain, WA 98826
  • see Land Manager
  • Green Trails Plain No. 146
  • USGS Plain

Upcoming Activities

Cross-country Ski - Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails

Cross-country Skiing Trip
Cross Country Ski Day Trip
Difficulty: N1 Nordic Basic Ski, Easy
Sat, Mar 2, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
9 participants 2 leaders
Registration closes Feb 22
Everett Branch
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