Methow Trails has Mid-Winter Updates! | Winter Recreation in Okanogan Country

Methow Trails: Mid-Winter Updates!

Plus: Safety Guidelines for Trail Users

Photo Credit: Chad Gregg - Methow Trails

Have you explored these beautifully groomed paths that Methow Trails maintains all winter long?

With "A depth and quality of snow that we haven't seen in recent memory," the Methow Trail's team of groomers has been hard at work night after night! Support this amazing non-profit and "come enjoy the special magic of a Methow winter!"

Support this great non-profit by purchasing tickets, passes, or donating to the cause!

Check out these great guidelines, too!

From snow to summer - this list and graphic have some great tips for all our trails in Okanogan Country!

"As we head into the second half of our season, we want to remind everyone using our trails to please respect our current safety protocols to help keep everyone safe and our trails open. Thank you to everyone who is choosing to #RecreateResponsibly and respectfully on the trails.

  • Consult WA state guidelines to determine if it is safe to travel. Currently, travel to Okanogan County is limited to essential travel only.
  • Masks must be worn if you are within ~6ft of others. Be prepared to wear a covering over your nose and mouth at trailheads, busy trails, and trail intersections. You do not need to wear a mask when skiing if you can remain further than 6ft from others.
  • Masks must be worn whenever inside bathrooms or warming huts
  • Avoid congregating in groups, and please give others space.
  • Be prepared with a backup plan if you arrive at a crowded trailhead. Check out our trail maps to identify other options and check out the grooming app for recommendations.
  • We are piloting a mobile ticketing system this year. Day tickets can now be purchased online (as well as at our local vendors) to reduce the need for in-person interactions"

~ Methow Trails

Graphic Courtesy: Methow Trails

Wintering Wildlife

As you get out this winter to enjoy the great outdoors, be mindful that these areas are home to many species of wildlife that over-winter here. Make note of designated mule deer winter ranges and minimize disturbances to all the many creatures (big & small) that call these places home. Thanks for doing your part to help keep our wildlife safe & secure! If you missed our Wintering Wildlife e-newsletter - Check out our blog!

Photo Credit: Justin Haug/WDFW

Free Winter Recreation Map!

Okanogan Country has an incredible number of winter recreation opportunities. Order a FREE Winter Recreation map and find your winter adventure in Okanogan Country today!

Photo Credit: Jason Ramos