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.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Suitable Activities: Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Basic
  • Seasons: January, February, March, December
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy, G-XC 1 Beginner Groomed
  • Length: 14.0 mi
  • Land Manager: Plain Valley Nordic Ski Trails
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 22
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
18636 Beaver Valley Road, Plain, WA 98826
  • see Land Manager
  • Green Trails Plain No. 146
  • USGS Plain
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