Backyard Ski Day
Methow Trails offers a day of free access to all of its 200 kilometers of groomed trails on Backyard Ski Day, Friday, Jan. 27.
Free ski rentals will be available at local ski shops. Come up to Methow Trails headquarters (21 Horizon Flat Road, Winthrop) from 10 a.m. – noon for free groomer rides, fat bike demos and group lessons at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Visit https://methowtrails.org/events/backyard-ski-day for more details.
Cascades Outdoor Store, Winthrop Mountain Sports, Methow Cycle & Sport, Sun Mountain Lodge Activities Shop, and Methow Valley Ski School & Rentals are supporting the event.
Take the bus and ski
Methow At Home invites you to take the TranGO bus for a skiing excursion to the South Summit trails at the Loup on Friday (Jan. 27), hosted by former park ranger and veteran skier Carolyn Loren. Bring your skis, lunch, water, etc., and meet at the TranGO Blue Star Coffee Roaster stop in Twisp at 10 a.m. The group will return on the 2:25 p.m. bus from South Summit. Register at methowathome.org.
‘Full Moon Fatbiking’
The Washington State Park Rangers Association is hosting a “Full Moon Fatbiking” event on the groomed trails at Pearrygin Lake State Park on Feb. 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. Hikers, snowshoers and stargazers are also welcome to join the free event. There will be a firepit and light refreshments provided by the rangers association, and telescopes will be set up for close-up views of the night sky. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.