Date: 1/24/2020 Time: 6:55am
Weather: Overcast Temp: 33
New Snow (24 hrs): Total Accumulation: 31
Recommended Trail: Methow Community Trail (MCT) Winthrop to Powers Plunge
Total Season Miles Groomed: 5889.5 Last 24 Hours Miles Groomed: 0.0
Trail Conditions/Notes: Backyard Ski day today! Bring a friend or neighbor out to ski or ride with you. All skiing and riding is free today and in coordination with local businesses ski (visit business to pick up) and fatbike rentals, groomer rides, cookies coco and coffee, and ski lessons are free from the Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead (next to ice rink). Thanks to all our partners and enjoy the surprisingly good ski day!

The following activities are all organized from the Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead (next to ice rink).

Ride with a Groomer!

Fatbike Demos from Methow Cycle and Sport

Ski Rentals from Winthrop Mountain Sports (please call to reserve) Casades Outdoor Store (no reservation needed) Methow Cycle and Sport (reservations recommended, but not needed)

Beginner Ski Lessons at 10:00 am-12:00 pm taught by our amazing instructors from: Sun Mountain Lodge Ski School and Methow Valley Ski School and Rentals

Hot Cocoa and Treats! From Rocking Horse Bakery FULL DETAILShere

You can purchase your 2019 2020 annual pass here now.

Methow Trails is a non-profit organization that has been connecting people and trails since 1977. Your donations and winter trail pass purchases sustains the trails you love year round. Donations can be made here.


Wax of the day
Mazama      map
Area Date Groomed Comments
Methow Valley Community Trail- Browns Farm to Suspension Bridge Trailhead 23-Jan, 5:00AM
Founders Trail 24-Jan, 1:56AM
Methow Valley Community Trail- Mazama to Freestone Inn 24-Jan, 3:15AM
Coyote Run 24-Jan, 7:32AM
Flagg Mountain Loop 24-Jan, 7:22AM
Inn Run Loop 24-Jan, 7:42AM
Goat Wall Loop 24-Jan, 7:32AM
Goat Creek 24-Jan, 12:45AM
Early Winters 24-Jan, 3:20AM
Goat Creek Cutoff 24-Jan, 1:01AM
Jacks 24-Jan, 4:39AM
Johns Way 24-Jan, 2:38AM
Upper River Run 24-Jan, 5:25AM
Lower River Run 24-Jan, 5:34AM
Rattlesnake Cutoff 24-Jan, 5:52AM
Cassal Cutoff 23-Jan, 4:30AM
Methow 24-Jan, 5:15AM
Doe Canyon 24-Jan, 3:54AM
Doe Canyon Loop 24-Jan, 3:59AM
Sandy Butte 24-Jan, 3:09AM
Base Camp 24-Jan, 6:18AM
Lunachik 21-Jan, 2:27AM
Rendezvous      map
Area Date Groomed Comments
Cougar Bait 24-Jan, 8:18AM
Cow Creek 24-Jan, 6:34AM
Lynns 24-Jan, 2:42AM New Loop section is in! A little soft today but should be improved each time we groom it.
Gunn Ranch 24-Jan, 3:08AM
Lower Rendezvous Pass 24-Jan, 4:44AM
Rendezvous Pass 24-Jan, 6:45AM
Rendezvous Basin 24-Jan, 4:23AM
Lower Rendezvous Basin 22-Jan, 3:43AM
Sick Joke Hill 22-Jan, 12:44AM
Upper Fawn Creek 22-Jan, 12:54AM
Lower Fawn Creek 22-Jan, 1:14AM
Grizzly Mountain Loop 24-Jan, 4:05AM
Grizzly Way 24-Jan, 3:46AM
Cedar Creek Loop (blue) 24-Jan, 5:24AM
Cedar Creek Loop (black) 24-Jan, 6:14AM
Cougar Mountain Loop 24-Jan, 7:06AM
Cassal Creek Loop (blue) 23-Jan, 7:59AM
Cassal Creek Loop (black) 23-Jan, 8:19AM
Cub Creek 24-Jan, 8:37AM
Little Cub Creek 24-Jan, 7:52AM
Cassal Hut 23-Jan, 8:14AM
Grizzly Hut 24-Jan, 3:57AM
Rendezvous Hut 23-Jan, 6:17AM
Heifer Hut 24-Jan, 5:47AM
Sun Mountain      map
Area Date Groomed Comments
Thompson Ridge 24-Jan, 4:09AM
Upper Thompson Ridge 24-Jan, 3:59AM
Thompson Pass 24-Jan, 3:54AM
Little Wolf 24-Jan, 6:13AM
Chickadee 24-Jan, 5:22AM
Aqua Loop 24-Jan, 5:06AM
Yellow Jacket 24-Jan, 4:46AM
Rodeo 22-Jan, 4:11AM
Upper Fox 24-Jan, 5:37AM
Lower Fox 24-Jan, 4:52AM
Beaver Pond 24-Jan, 6:03AM
Criss Cross 24-Jan, 4:21AM
Homestead 24-Jan, 6:16AM
Overland 24-Jan, 4:31AM
Raven 23-Jan, 12:41AM
Meadow Lark 24-Jan, 3:18AM
Blue Jay 24-Jan, 1:47AM
Lower Inside Passage 24-Jan, 2:47AM
Upper Inside Passage 22-Jan, 2:21AM
Shortcut 24-Jan, 7:20AM
Sunnyside 24-Jan, 7:15AM
View Ridge 24-Jan, 6:54AM
Cabin 24-Jan, 7:53AM
Winthrop      map
Our Winthrop grooming GPS tracker is malfunctioning so we are manually updated info between 6-7am
Area Date Groomed Comments
Methow Valley Community Trail- Winthrop to Powers Plunge 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Methow Valley Community Trail- Powers Plunge to Wolf Ridge 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Methow Valley Community Trail- Wolf Ridge to Browns Farm 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Powers Plunge 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Winthrop Trail (Lower) 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Winthrop Trail (Upper) 22-Jan, 5:00AM
Fish Hatchery Loop 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Barnsley Lake 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Bitterbrush 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Spring Creek Ranch Loop 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Big Valley (Inner Loop) 23-Jan, 5:00AM
Big Valley (Outer Loop) 23-Jan, 5:00AM
Bob 18-Jan, 7:00AM Closed, NOT RECOMMENDED, uneven platform. need cooler temps before we groom again.
Bike Trails
Please follow conditions of use. Thank you for riding responsibly.
Winthrop Fatbike Trails      map
Area Date Groomed Comments
Fish Hatchery Loop 24-Jan, 6:00AM
Big Valley (Outer Loop) 23-Jan, 5:00AM
Big Valley (Inner Loop) 23-Jan, 5:00AM
Winthrop Fatbike Snowshoe 23-Jan 6:00PM
Mazama Fatbike Trails      map
Area Date Groomed Comments
Mazama Fatbike and Snowshoe 23-Jan, 6:00PM
Lunachik 21-Jan, 2:27AM