Snowshoeing

Discover the joys of four-wheel drive for your feet! No experience required, fun guaranteed.

Snowshoe Trails
MVSTA snowshoe trail passes ($5) are required.  Ski trail passes can also be used for snowshoe trails with no additional
pass required.

Snowshoe Rentals and Trail Passes at Sun Mountain Lodge
$15 for 2 hours, $19 for 4 hours, $23 all day, $15 each additional full day.

Snowshoe Trails at Sun Mountain: 

SUN MOUNTAIN TRAIL SYSTEM

· Kraule (1.6K)
· Horse Trail (.7K)
· View Ridge (1.6K)
· Moose (.3K)
· Black Bear (2.4K)
· Lakeview (.8K)
· Patterson Lake (3K)
· Rader Creek (2.5K)
· Magpie (1.5K)

Other Snowshoe trails in the area:

MAZAMA TRAIL SYSTEM

· Beaver Loop (1.1K)
· Creek Overlook Loop (.9K)
· Aspen Loop (2.5K)
· Base Camp Loop (1K)
· Round Tree (1K)
· Inn View Loop (.8K)

METHOW VALLEY TRAIL SYSTEM

· Lunachik ((1.6K multi-use: snowshoe, ski, walk, dogs)
· Big Valley Trail (8.3K multi-use: snowshoe, ski, walk, dogs)

RENDEZVOUS TRAIL SYSTEM

· Cougar Bait (3.6K multi-use: snowshoe, ski, walk, dogs)

Nature of Winter Tours
Sponsored by MVSTA, the US Forest Service, and Atlas Snowshoes

The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA) hosts family-friendly snowshoe tours every Saturday throughout the winter. Local volunteers lead tours which focus on winter ecology, wildlife and tracks, snow science and more. MVSTA trail passes or a MVSTA snowshoe trail pass ($5) are required for each person. Passes and snowshoe rentals are available at Sun Mountain Ski Shop, North Cascades Basecamp, Mazama Ski Shop, Methow Cycle & Sport and Winthrop Mountain Sports. Tour size is limited to 10 people. Reservations are not required; space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call MVSTA at 996-3287 or email events@mvsta.com for more information.

Tours begin at 11:00am and last 90-120 minutes, depending on conditions.

2012 Tour Dates:
December 22, 29
January 5, 12, 19, 26
February  2, 9, 16, 23

Tour Meeting Locations:
Sun Mountain Tours: meet at the Sun Mountain Lodge Ski Shop