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 email@example.com for more information.
Tours begin at 11:00am and last 90-120 minutes, depending on conditions.
2012- 2013 Tour Dates: Every Saturday December 22- February 23
Tour Meeting Locations:
Sun Mountain Tours: meet at the Sun Mountain Lodge Ski Shop
Mazama Tours: meet at the North Cascades Basecamp
Where to Snowshoe
Whether you are trying snowshoeing for the first time, or you are interested in building your skills, take advantage of the trails made possible by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association.
There's something for every ability; a gentle upper-Valley signed path that meanders through cedar forest and beaver chewed cottonwoods along Early Winter's Creek (beaver loop), or higher-elevation, scenic outings at Sun Mountain (Rader Creek).
Rentals are available at:
Methow Valley Ski School & Rentals