Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Annual Methow Trails Membership Meeting December 8

Please join us Thursday, December 8 at 6:00pm at the Winthrop Ice Rink for the annual Methow Trails membership meeting and kick off to our 40th ski season! This meeting is held annually and is open to the public. It's a great opportunity to ask questions of the Methow Trails board members and hear about updates to our non-profit organization. We will share exciting information about all we have planned for our celebratory 40th season! Methow Trails members are also invited to cast a ballot for new Board Members at this time.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Free Skiing on Black Friday November 25

Methow Trails invites you to spend some time outside with us on Friday, November 25 as we offer free skiing, free snowshoeing and free fat bike trail access to all adults. Remember Kids 17 and under ski free everyday!

Enjoy some quality time outside with friends and family over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. This weekend is also Winthrop's annual Christmas at the End of the Road celebration, complete with a fantastic fireworks display.  More information on the festival at

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Help us open an incredible high alpine trail

In honor of our 40th Anniversary, Methow Trails is excited to launch our 
"SAVE A TRAIL" campaign!  

"Save a Trail" recognizes that in order to continue to enjoy trails that we all hold so dear, everyone needs to band together and get involved. 

With this year's Give Methow campaign, Methow Trails encourages people to join us in re-opening a magnificent high alpine trail in the Methow Valley. The Burch Mountain trail has been closed since the 2014 fire. With your help, and the commitment of other local, partner trail organizations in the Methow, we will assist the Forest Service in re-opening this 5.5 mile, incredibly scenic trail to hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers and equestrians.  

If you've never been on this trail here are just a few reasons why you would love to be involved by giving today!
  • Views, Views, and more views. This is a high alpine trail with views that rival Maple Pass, Cutthroat, Blue Lake, Easy Pass and Angels Staircase to name a few. 
  • This trail (FS#518) provides one of the easiest access points to the Pasayten Wilderness. In just 5.5 miles you reach the Wilderness boundary with access to 831 square miles of wilderness. 
  • This trail is open to all non-motorized trail uses, hiking, mountain biking, trail running and horseback riding. 
  • The high point of the trail at Burch Mountain is 7,782 feet. (1000 feet higher than Cutthroat Pass). 
  • The high altitude of both the trailhead and the summit make it a great choice on a hot summer day. 
  • The trailhead is exactly 20 miles from Winthrop on a paved forest service road the whole way. 
  • No parking pass is required at the trailhead. 

Please join us. Trail efforts cost money. This trail will require significant chainsaw work, tread work, and new signage.

How much would you pay for an incredible trail experience? $10? $25? $100? When this trail is once again open, the Methow Valley will have another signature, high alpine wonder to delight every trail user! Without your help this trail will likely remained closed.