Trail Conditions/Notes: Sunny skies and skiing just about everywhere! Conditions are excellent on trails off the valley floor and in open areas. Sunny cool and dry expected for the next week. Our cold temps have really kept the early season snow well but our overall coverage is still quite thin on trails in wooded areas or further down valley. We are all lucky to be skiing this time of year! Today grooming out of Chickadee, Cub, Gunn Ranch, Mazama, Browns Farm, Early Winters, and Winthrop. In Winthrop we still need more snow to recommend skiing there but it is possible to skate on most trails. Our online map and tracking system is down so we are manually updating the trail report page that lists individual trails and their status. Please look there for current updates.
Under state and county guidelines a face covering is not needed when you are outside walking, exercising, or otherwise outdoors as long as you are able to stay 6 feet away from other people who do not live with you. However, at trailheads, busy trails, bathrooms, any indoor spaces and trail intersections please be ready to pull a mask over your face to keep our trails open and trail users safe. As always our plan this winter will be to keep our trails roomy, with a minimum ski trail grooming width of 12 feet and 11 formal trailheads with hundreds of informal access points. Fresh corduroy and solitary tracks will be available daily for all who are willing to get up earlyish and ski away from the more popular venues. We have also added a mobile ticketing system to purchase and display trail passes on your phone. Of course, by nature winter sports naturally encourage the wearing of gloves, face and eye coverings, and other forms of functional PPE. Finally, grooming our trails is an isolated profession and art performed in the middle of the night, so we do not anticipate any disruption.
Trail passes are required. If you like what we do and want to see it continue please consider purchasing a full annual pass this year or donating to us on our website or app under tickets.
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.