Winter in Mazama is an outdoor lover's dream come true! We have world-renowned ski trails that are right out our door. The snow is cold and dry and there is plenty of sunshine. You can take a ski lesson right on our ranch and, if you're up for the challenge, there is a ski race just about once a month you can participate in.
Only in Mazama do you get views of old barns, trails that wind through public and private lands, trails that run over suspension bridges and snow-covered peaks that rim the valley in every direction. We can offer you any adventure you would like to experience whether it’s a backcountry tour, a day of heli-skiing or a snowshoe walk by the river. You could also or bring your own snowmobile and head up into the North Cascades.
Learn to ski at the Methow Valley Ski School Walk next door to their Mazama location, rent some skis, sign up for a lesson and learn to love skiing with a local expert. Whether you want to learn how to skate ski, improve your technique or just rent the latest equipment, the folks next door will take care of all your needs. Ski rentals are also available at Winthrop Mountain Sports.
North Cascades Heli Skiing:
If you have always dreamed of skiing the steep slopes and deep powder of the North Cascades, give these guys a call and arrange for a day of skiing in the back country. Great skiing and good times will be had by all!
The Ice Rink: The valley has a new rink and was built and funded by some
generous hard working local folks. The Winthrop Ice and Sports Rink is located
right next to the Winthrop town trailhead where some of the family can ski and some
can skate. Rentals are available. Skate during the day or by light at
night and try to get in on one of the local pickup hockey or broomball
games. Check the rink calendar for all times and events.
The Loup: The Loup Loup Ski Hill is a small family ski area with 1,240
vertical feet and 10 runs that range from beginner to expert. Bring the
whole family to snowboard, nordic ski or downhill ski this local mountain.
The loup also has a great tubing hill, a new lodge and
even flushing toilets! Rentals and lessons are available .