Conditions

Conditions

Winter trail status, grooming notes and current weather


Groomer’s notes

  • Snow depth: 32″
  • New snow: 0″

Excellent ski conditions today with a bit of new snow falling to refresh the trails. Today is a good day for a long ski across the Rendezvous if you have been craving Sick Joke Hill or for a ski up to Sun Mountain from town.  For you snowshoe enthusiasts, Sun Mountain, Winthop and Mazama trails have been packed out.  Fatbiking out of Winthrop is great with soft conditions (lower your tire pressure accordingly).  Lots of winter adventures to be had out there, so get out there and enjoy!

Fatbike Trail Groomer extraordinaire Steve Mitchell testing the product

Fatbike Trail Groomer extraordinaire Steve Mitchell testing the product

Parhelion otherwise know as a Sun Dog-photo by Steve Mitchell

Parhelion otherwise know as a Sun Dog-photo by Steve Mitchell

Early bird gets the worm, and probably some pretty cold toes! Photo: Gerry

Early bird gets the worm, and probably some pretty cold toes! Photo: Gerry "First Tracks Bandit" Smith

Happy little skier out on the trails! Remember kids ski free every day.

Happy little skier out on the trails! Remember kids ski free every day.

Sunshine skiing!

Sunshine skiing!

MCT hero snow!

MCT hero snow!

Big Valley Wind Drifted Trail

Big Valley Wind Drifted Trail

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Methow Valley Wax of the Day

It's 16F out there this morning, with a skiff of new snow.    

Expect a high in the upper teens.

Wax recommendations:

Glide - Toko Red or Swix 6 should work.    You could also try one of the liquid waxes that apply without aerosol, like Vauhti PURE 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.       

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.