Winter Activities

Welcome to the first and largest destination cross country ski resort in the country: Sun Mountain Lodge. Over 200 kilometers of meticulously groomed ski trails, top notch ski rentals, world class instruction, sunny days, spectacular scenery and NO lift lines.

  • 200 kilometers of groomed ski trails
  • 60 kilometers of skiing outside your door
  • Full-service ski shop
  • Expert ski instruction
Ranked #1 among top Winter Family Getaways” The Weather Channel

activityIconXCskiCROSS COUNTRY SKIING 
THE TRAIL SYSTEM: Enough groomed trails to ski for the weekend–or weeks on end! Three separate intersecting trail systems provide miles of peaceful, uncrowded trails on phenomenal snow. Go on and explore–you will never cross your own tracks!

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xcSkiInstructionSKI INSTRUCTION
Novice or expert, you’ll leave too spoiled to ski anywhere else! From hour long lessons to guided backcountry adventures, gentle ski tours capped off with a gourmet lunch or race day prep with a resident pro, Sun Mountain Lodge offers the ultimate ski experience. 

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activityIconSleighRideSLEIGH RIDES
Gliding through the snow tucked warmly into a sleigh drawn by mammoth draft horses, you arrive at an old-fashioned packer’s tent to enjoy the views and a hot cup of cocoa or a hearty, home-cooked dinner.

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activityIconSnowshoeSNOWSHOEING 
Meander through pristine forests or snow covered meadows with only the sound of the snow crunching underfoot. Discover four-wheel drive for your feet and see for yourself why snowshoeing is growing rapidly in popularity across the country.

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 laurie Hoks ALTAI HOK BACKCOUNTRY SKISHOES
 A wide, short ski with a climbing skin under foot.  Climb like a snowshoe and glide downhill with slow and easy control.  Use one long pole for balance and control.  Lessons including the use of altai hok skis are the same rates as our regular skis.  

 

IconalpineSkiingALPINE SKIING 
With 1,240 vertical feet and 10 major runs, Loup Loup Ski Bowl has great skiing for the whole family! Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday. Sunday and all winter holidays.  

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activityIconIceSkatingICE SKATING & MORE 
The Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink is an outdoor facility which has rapidly become Winthrop’s social hub for recreation and family fun.  Activities include ice skating, hockey, and broomball.

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activityIconSnowmobileSNOWMOBILING  
Whether you’re an experienced rider looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure or prefer to tour the groomed trails, snowmobile terrain seekers of all skill levels will revel in the endless powder-filled bowls and meadows that define winter in the Methow. For Sno-park permits and more information, contact the Okanogan National Forest Ranger District at 509.996-2266  or contact the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association .

activityIconBackCountryBACKCOUNTRY EXCURSIONS  
Venture into the challenging grandeur of the “American Alps” and experience an exhilarating day in the backcountry. Spend a day at the crags exploring rock or ice climbing, or contract with one of our expert guiding services for a back country or Heli-ski adventure.

MOUNTAIN GUIDES HELI SKI