Photo courtesy of Methow Trails

Free s’mores and free skiing are part of Backyard Ski Day on Friday (Jan. 26).

Ski the Methow Trails Nordic system for free during “Backyard Ski Day” on Friday (Jan. 26).

No trail passes will be required all day. There will also be free fat bike access on allowable trails, free snowshoe access on signed snowshoe trails, and complementary access for dogs on dog-friendly trails.

Other highlights include:

• Free ski rentals at Winthrop Mountain Sports, Methow Cycle & Sport, Cascades Outdoor Store, and Methow Valley Ski School and Rentals. Reservations are recommended.

• A free, one-hour cross-country skiing lesson will be offered by the Methow Valley Ski School and Sun Mountain Ski at the Winthrop Town Trailhead, beginning at 11 a.m.

• Free snow-cat rides at the Winthrop Town Trailhead from noon – 2 p.m.

• Free hot beverages and s’mores at Winthrop Town Trailhead, courtesy of Rocking Horse Bakery, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information, call 996-3287; visit; or email