The largest connected nordic ski area in the country with over 200 km of groomed ski trails. Kids 17 and under SKI FOR FREE. Groomed daily, with scenic and varied terrain for all abilities, and multi-use trails allow dogs and fat bikes. On the East side of the Cascades, the Methow Valley enjoys sunny days and plenty of snow. Ski trails open and groomed mid-December through mid-March, and become bike/hike trails in summer months. The town of Winthrop has new restaurants, bookstore, bakery, sports shops, and lodging for all budget types.
With 26 km of Nordic skiing at three different trails venues within five miles of town, the Bavarian village of Leavenworth has some of the most accessible skiing in the state. Our popular X/C system is the Icicle River Trail off Icicle Road. At the Ski Hill, we have downhill skiing, tubing, snowshoeing and 7 km of Nordic skiing (with 5 km lighted for night skiing), all at the same charming venue within minutes of downtown Leavenworth. Warm up and enjoy lunch at the historic Ski Hill Lodge. Full amenities are available in town including lodging, restaurants, ski rentals, sleigh rides and more.
Mountain Gear is the premier resource for backcountry snow equipment and expertise. We specialize in X-C, tele, and AT skis, and carry a full range of snowshoes, snowboards, safety gear and accessories. Log on for gear, info or to request a catalog. Lessons, demos and rentals available.
Located adjacent to the 49° North Alpine Area sits the 49° North Cross Country Center. The Nordic Center invites families to enjoy a variety of winter activities all at one location. There is a warm and cozy yurt located at the trail head of the Nordic Center. A spacious deck overlooks the teaching area and the beautiful front acres of the Nordic Trail System. The Nordic Trails roll off into the forest where hundred year-old trees tower above the expansive corridors. Nordic skiers can enjoy 25 kilometers of groomed trails with track and skate decks. Additional ungroomed snowshoe trails lace the Nordic Center, and Fatbikes are always allowed on the trail system, pending conditions. Please check in with staff at the Yurt or the Facebook page for more information. Lessons are also available for all abilities.