Sun Mountain Lodge
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING
603 Patterson Lake Road, Winthrop, WA 98862
Sun Mountain Lodge is the largest resort in the Methow Valley region of Washington (800/572-0493, 509/996-2211, www.sunmountainlodge.com). A winter adventure awaits you with beautiful scenic views and trails that are interconnected with the Methow Valley 200 km trail system.
High above the valley near the town of Winthrop, the Sun Mountain Lodge is situated in the North Cascade Mountains on 3,000 acres as the perfect base camp with rugged snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, crystal-clear streams and more than 65 km of groomed XC ski trails.
At the lodge there's a full service ski shop and XC ski lessons available in half hour, 1-hour, or a 2-hour Tour & Learn package. The rental equipment includes XC skis, snowshoes, or Altai skishoes, which are wide short backcountry skis with a climbing skin underneath. Horse drawn open sleigh rides can be taken to the minor's tent for a hot cocoa treat or a western style dinner package. For outdoor families during the Winter season Sun Mountain Lodge has a Saturday 3-hour program for kids (ages 5-12) including a ski lesson and sleigh ride.
Sun Mountain Lodge was voted as one of the ten best cross country ski resorts in the latest USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award contest, and also voted Best Lodge in Evening's 2016 Best Northwest Escapes Viewers' Poll. It has 112 guest rooms including cabins on Patterson Lake. Enjoy fine dining at the award-winning AAA four-diamond restaurant with a 3,500-bottle collection of Northwest wines to choose from. Sun Mountain Lodge will pamper you with soothing spa services such as facials, massages, and reflexology and beautiful guest room accommodations in the lodge or cabins.
Also great in the spring, summer and fall, a vacation at the lodge can include hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, boating and golf.
Nearby are the Cascade Mountains with heli skiing, alpine skiing at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, and snowmobiling. Midweek Packages for Sunday through Thursday, November 27th, 2016 through March 4th, 2017, excluding holidays, start at $205 per couple including breakfast and gratuities (plus tax, per double occupancy). Weekend Packages from $235 per couple (plus tax, per double occupancy).
Directions: From the Seattle/Tacoma Area, alternate route, and the North Cascades route click How-to-find-us. CCSAA member.