Conditions

Methow Trails conditions

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Groomer’s notes

  • Snow depth: 32″
  • New snow: 2″

Glorious ski conditions today with a pinch yourself type of season so far. We did receive some snow last night during our grooming routes so the freshest grooming will be close to trailheads. Be sure to look at the time stamps on individual trails to see when the most recent trails were groomed. Enjoy!

MCT hero snow!

MCT hero snow!

Big Valley Wind Drifted Trail

Big Valley Wind Drifted Trail

Gunn Ranch weekday bliss

Gunn Ranch weekday bliss

Mission accomplished: fresh corduroy!

Mission accomplished: fresh corduroy!

Mazama meadow smile

Mazama meadow smile

MCT Reunion

MCT Reunion

Open Spaces!

Open Spaces!

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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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Methow Valley Wax of the Day

A couple inches of new snow!   It's +10 F out there this morning!

Expect a high around 20 degrees.

Wax recommendations:

Glide - Toko Blue or Swix 5 should work.    You could also try one of the liquid waxes that apply without aerosol, like Vauhti  Green or Blue .  

Grip --  Try something like  Vauhti Blue, Toko Blue, or Swix Blue Extra.      Or you could use fish scale bases or newer skin skis and skip the grip wax altogether.       Tip:  in unconsolidated new snow, wax a couple inches longer than normal in the front and back to help with grip;  the fluffy new snow tends to shear, and a longer wax pocket will resist that.

Dress warm and have fun out there!  

Wax of the day provided by: Nordic Ultratune

Backyard Ski Day

Methow Trails invites everyone to come out for a day of FREE winter trail access. Try cross country skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking for the first time or introduce a friend to the experience you love!

Ski to the Sun

Join Methow Trails and the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation for the annual Ski to the Sun Marathon and Relay. The course travels through North America’s largest ski trail network and takes skiers from the tranquil banks of the Methow River to the beautiful mountain vistas at Sun Mountain Lodge. Ski the marathon as an individual or as a relay with up to five other friends or family members. You’ll enjoy food and fun along the way!

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.