Race Details:

Presented By: Methow Valley Nordic and Methow Trails

No bibs ~ No watches ~

$10 discount for  Methow Valley Nordic and Methow Trails members kids 17 and under always free

All skiers must have valid trail passes - visit methowtrails.org for more info

Questions? [email protected]

The Tour of the Methow is NOT a race. It is a celebration of skiing, and of the Methow Valley ski trail system. This event goes back to the roots of skiing- it's about the snow, the beauty of the outdoors, the skiing and the camaraderie.

We don't have awards, t-shirts, coffee cups, or high entry fees. We offer a fantastic day of skiing with friends, transportation, and an all-you-can-eat lunch/refueling stop. If that sounds fun to you, read on.


Distances and course descriptions:

Mix and match your sections and distances. You have the option of a 20, 30, 50, or 80 kilometer course. We welcome kids and families as well.

Section One: (30K) begins at the Cub Creek trailhead, goes up and over the Rendezvous, and finishes at the Mazama Community Club.

Section Two: (20K) begins in Mazama, goes through Wilson Ranch, around Jacks Trail, and finishes back in Mazama.

Section Three: (30K) begins in Mazama and follows the community trail to Winthrop.

You can ski one, two, or all three sections


Start Times

Section 1: Buses depart Mazama @ 7:30am, and the Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead in Winthrop @ 8:00am, head to Cub Creek trailhead for the start of Section One.

Sections 2 and/or 3 (only): check in at 10:00am at Mazama Community Club to pick up your tour participant indicator, course map, and gather with friends before your ski. Shuttle departs town trailhead at 10:00am.



Shuttles are available in the morning- shuttle pre-registration is required- please see below information. The goal of the shuttle is for your car to be waiting for you at the end of your ski. Please plan accordingly. Take only what you wish to ski with as you will not see the bus again.

7:30am Departure from Mazama Corral: for those starting with Section 1 and finishing in Mazama.

8:00am Departure from Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead in Winthrop: for those starting with Section 1 and finishing in Winthrop.

10:00 am Departure from Spring Creek Ranch Trailhead in Winthrop: for those starting Sections 2 and/or 3, finishing in Winthrop.

11:00 am Departure from Mazama Community Club


Food, Water & Socializing

There will be ample high energy food at the Mazama Community Club. You may stop in once or twice, depending on your route choice. The Community Club is also a great place for a rest and a chat with friends as you see various groups coming and going all day. It may be the best part of your day!

For 2022 we are planning to have an indoor serving line with outdoor seating under the new picnic area!

We look forward to seeing you in February! 


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