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XC Skiing and Snowshoeing at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, WA

PO Box 1000, 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.



Sun Mountain Lodge has been voted 2015 Best Northwest Escapes for Romantic Hotel. 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. For outdoor families, Sun Mountain Lodge has a Saturday 3-hour program for kids and there's a hot tub, an outdoor pool, and an indoor game room.

Nearby are the Cascade Mountains with heli skiing, alpine skiing at Loup Loup Ski Bowl, and snowmobiling. Midweek Packages for Sunday through Thursday, November 25th through March 6th, excluding holidays, start at $97.50 including breakfast and gratuities (plus tax, per person, double occupancy). Weekend Packages from $112.50 per person (plus tax, per person, double occupancy).

Directions: From the Seattle/Tacoma Area, alternate route, and the North Cascades route click How-to-find-us. CCSAA member.