Tickets and Passes
Season, day, multi-day, lifetime and dog passes are all found here. Kids 17 and under ski free everyday!
The grooming report is updated daily during the winter. You can access the grooming report via this website, by downloading our free MVSTA smartphone grooming app for mobile devices and the iPad, or by calling 509-996-3860.
Cross-Country Ski Trailheads
The Methow Valley’s skiing, scenery, and trails are world class and our extensive trail system provides for 120 miles (200+ kilometers) of skiing in peaceful, freshly groomed and uncrowded conditions. The Nordic ski trail system is divided into four areas, all connected by the Methow Community Trail, which includes a suspension bridge crossing the Methow River, trailheads, and lodges along the way.
Join a community of local and visiting skiers in raising the bar of what is possible this year by exploring the far ends of the Methow Valley’s ski trail system. Accept the 200k Challenge! Ski every trail in the MVSTA system or your favorite loops over and over, and keep a tally of your progress throughout the season.
Ski Rentals and Lessons
Just a few tips and techniques can take you to a whole new level of skiing! The Methow Valley is a great place to learn how to cross-country ski or build on the skills you already have. The Methow Valley Ski School offers skate and classic lessons for all ages and abilities with friendly, PSIA-certified instructors. Choose from group lessons (offered daily), or a private lesson for you or your group – you get to pick the time, place and instructor.
MVSTA allows fat bikes on selected ski trails in the Valley! Fat bikes are specially made bicycles that accommodate ultra-wide tires that can be run at very low pressure. The combination of very wide tires and less than ten pounds of pressure allows fat bikes to roll over soft, slippery surfaces like snow. Give it a try!
The Methow Valley has endless snowshoe opportunities! MVSTA hosts family-friendly snowshoe tours every Saturday throughout the winter. Local volunteers lead tours that 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.
Ski Trails For Kids
Kids can learn to cross-country ski almost as soon as they can walk. With the right equipment and a little patience, your whole family can enjoy a day in the tracks together. MVSTA makes it a little easier for kids to cross-country ski by offering FREE skiing for all kids 17 and under! Don't pass up the chance to introduce this sport to your children.
Ski Trails For Dogs
MVSTA proudly allows dogs on selected trails in the Methow Valley. It is a program that we have run for years and, despite a dog’s inability to talk, anyone who has ever seen a dog out on the ski trails can’t deny the joy it brings to these animals. It is contagious.