Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We are Hiring! Methow Trails Manager

Position Summary:
Methow Trails Manager- The position is full time, year round, exempt, with a competitive benefits package. The focus of this position is to promote and support the mission of Methow Trails by coordinating and executing summer and winter trail maintenance operations. Primary responsibilities include year round trails maintenance, distribution of trail equipment and infrastructure, coordination of volunteer/community trail projects, providing support for all events and organization functions, and interacting positively with all trail users and partners. The Trails Manager works closely with the Executive Director, Program Manager, and Mechanic. The ideal candidate is familiar with the trails system, the community, and enjoys spending lots of time interacting with our broad user-base. Hours are flexible, but candidates must be willing to work some weekends, and be on call in the winter. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to by Thursday, March 12th.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Organize trail projects that engage, inspire, and grow the trail community.
Assist Executive Director in daily administration of Methow Trails
Contributing member of Staff Leadership Team
Coordinate with the Grooming team, Mechanic, Program Manager, Executive Director, and volunteers to provide the best trail experience possible.
Support Program Manager in carrying out all trail events and organization functions.
Whatever role necessary to successfully execute the mission/goals of Methow Trails.

Trail Maintenance
Execute trail-based capital improvement projects.
Maintain all trail signs, markers, and kiosks.
Seasonal openings/closures of all fences, bollards, bridges, trails.
Maintain trail clearance by cutting trees, brush, and grass throughout the trail system.
In coordination with the Mechanic assist with maintenance of equipment; snowmobiles, ATV’s, snow cats, renovators, rollers, ginzus, blades, tillers, fuel tanks, and all trail tools.
Transportation of all grooming equipment and supplies where and whenever is needed.
Perform day grooming duties/shifts and night grooming shifts as needed.
Clean and stock all cat shacks and grooming “stations” throughout the system.

Assist Program Manager with event logistics, presentation, course marking, course preparation and day of course marshals/race volunteers as needed.
Assist all organization staff and volunteers to deliver a high quality program, event, and trail experience.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Free Skiing for Season Pass Holders of Any Area

The Methow Valley ski trails are open and continue to have great cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking. Beginning February 17, we invite ski season pass holders from any alpine or nordic ski area in North America to join us for a day on the trails for FREE.    

Ski season pass holders simply need to stop into the Methow Trails office at 309 Riverside Avenue, Winthrop, WA during normal business hours, show a valid 2015 season pass from any alpine or nordic ski area* in the US or Canada and we will provide you with a ticket to ski for free, for one day, on the Methow Valley cross-country ski trails. This offer is not good from any other Methow Trails ski vendor, rather only redeemable at the Methow Trails office. One pass, per person for one day of skiing this season. This offer is good for the remainder of this ski season. Methow Trails office hours for this promotion are Monday-Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm.

Methow Trails salutes skiers that make an investment in snow sliding activities. A season pass is a great show of support for your favorite ski area and Methow Trails wants to add value to your investment during a winter that has been trying for many.  

Methow Trails is North America’s largest cross-country ski area with over 120 miles of perfectly groomed trails where kids 17 and under ski free everyday. The Methow Trails nordic system also has selected trails open and available to fat biking and snowshoeing. 

Daily grooming reports with real time GPS trail updates can be found at, via the free Methow Trails app or by calling 509-996-3860. A full schedule of events and activities can also be found on our website at

*day and annual sno-park permits do not apply.