Sno-Park permits on sale
Washington Sno-Park permits are now on sale. The State Parks Winter Recreation Program manages over 130 recreation sites, or Sno-Parks, across the state for recreators to enjoy during the winter season. Parking at these sites requires special permits.
Seasonal or daily Sno-Park permits can be purchased online or through a licensed vendor.
Snowmobilers also must register their snowmobile through the Washington Department of Licensing and receive a free Sno-park parking permit.
A Discover Pass is not required at Sno-Parks, and the Sno-Park permit is still required, even on the 12 days a year when the Discover Pass is not required for parking on state lands.
Washington State Sno-Parks provide access for a variety of winter recreation activities like cross-county skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, tubing and more. Some Sno-parks are also designated for use by motorized vehicles including snowmobiles. Sno-Park permits are required from Dec. 1 through April 30.
Boomers Ski Club meet
The Loup Loup Boomers Ski Club will have its annual preseason party on Thursday (Nov. 9), at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse in Winthrop beginning at 5 p.m.
Sign-up sheets for new and returning members will be available as well as information about a December ski trip and details on discount ski privileges at Loup Loup Ski Bowl for this season.
Returning members and all skiers over age 55 are welcome to attend. Loup Loup Ski Bowl management will be on hand to answer questions about new developments at the Loup.
Open Skate Fridays
Open Skate Fridays are back at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The Open Skate program is held every other Friday through spring from 6-10 p.m. Entrance is $5 or $3 with your own skates. Check the schedule at https://methowcommunity.org/calendar. If you would like to volunteer as a helper, call Ronda Smeltzer at (509) 868-9632.
Parkrun on Saturdays
Winthrop Trailhead parkrun, a free 5-kilometer run/walk starting from the Methow Trails trailhead on Horizon Flat Road, is on Saturdays starting a 9 p.m. For information, visit www.parkrun.us/winthroptrailhead or email email@example.com.