Trail updates, staff notes, and current weather

Trail Updates

Last night trails on the valley floor froze but those higher up were a little softer. The warm day time temps will soften all trails by mid morning. More moisture in the way today and throughout the week which should reset some trails with fresh snow if it all comes in at the right time. We recommend skiing only trails that have been groomed in the last 24-72 hours.  Some sections of trail are thin and we've noted that on individual trail reports.    Click on the trail you're curious about on the live map to see individual trail notes.  For those of you looking for a place to walk or run, the Big Valley Ranch Trails and the Twin Trail in Winthrop are mostly bare and open for walking.  All other trails are still under winter trail access use only and not open for walking.  Thank you for supporting our work by purchasing your trail pass!

Spring skiing with the fam
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Soaking up the sun in the Rendezvous
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Great smile for the great skiing on Mazama Trailhead Loops
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Groomer shot from the Rendezvous
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Prize winning costumes took to the trails at the Doggie Dash! Photo: Steve Mitchell
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can't beat skiing in the sun in Mazama!
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Thompson Classic Heaven
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Thanks for your support

Methow Trails is a non-profit organization that has been connecting people and trails since 1977. If you like what we do and want to see it continue, please consider purchasing an annual pass or making a donation. Your contributions sustain the trails you love year round. Thank you!

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Trailhead shuttles

Ditch the car and let TranGO do the driving! Our local public tranportation bus service is now offering trips to the upper valley, including the Mazama trailhead. Rides are just $1 and kids are free. You can even bring your bike or skis along for the ride, and drivers can drop you off anywhere along the route it is safe to pull over. TranGO runs all day, Monday-Saturday; check out their website for route and schedule details.

Methow Valley Wax of the Day

It's 30F this morning at 6:00 a.m.   Should be a day for spring skiing, but maybe carry a rain jacket just in case...

Wax Recommendations from Nordic Ultratune:

Glide -  Toko Red/Yellow mix  or Swix 8 should work.    You could also use one of the fluorine-free non-aerosol liquid glide waxes like Vauhti PURE Mid or Warm .   
Grip  -  Many will favor a waxless option.   Skin skis seems pretty easy.        
Or, you might try using grip wax.  It's a klister.    Try Toko Red, or Vauhti LDR or Orange Uni, or Swix Uni.       

Wax of the day provided by: Nordic Ultratune

Doggie Dash

Get out your costume box. This race is all about the costume, and a dose of good luck out on the course. Human-dog teams compete in short heats to go for the glory of the coveted Golden Poodle award. Humans must ski. Dogs must run. Dogs must be on a leash. Both must be in costume. It's that simple.
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New Methow Trails app

Check weather and trail conditions, grooming notes, trail maps, driving directions and purchase digital passes all from your phone.

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