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


Sun Mountain Lodge named one of the Top 10 Snowshoe Destinations for Couples!


SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE FEATURED ARTICLE: Top 10 Snowshoe Adventures for Couples includes Sun Mountain Lodge! Read all about it here.


Snowshoe Trails

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

Would you like to learn more about the Methow Valley?  Join us for a guided snowshoe tour! 

You’ll learn about:

  • Methow Valley natural history
  • How our mountains are being shaped
  • Which plants and vegetation grow here
  • Wildlife and their habitats
  • Wildfire threats and fire ecology
  • Our interactions with the natural world

Please check with the Ski Shop for information, pricing, and reservations.  Snowshoe rental is included!



Snowshoe Rentals and Trail Passes at Sun Mountain Lodge

$18 for 2 hours, $21 for 4 hours, $25 all day, $20 each additional full day.





· 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)
· Click-a-Pic (.8K)
· Ponderosa (2.2K)
· Red Tail (2.2K)





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




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




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


Nature of Winter Tours

Sponsored by Methow Trails, the US Forest Service, and Atlas Snowshoes


The Methow  Trails Association 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. Methow Trails trail passes or a Methow Trails 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 Methow Trails at (509) 996-3287 or email events@methowtrails.org for more information.  (Normally available January and February.)


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


Tour Meeting Locations

Sun Mountain Tours: meet at the Sun Mountain Lodge Ski Shop

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