Winter Activities

Come enjoy our winter wonderland! Below is a list of amazing business that will help enhance your stay if you are looking for something fun to try.

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North Cascade Heli Ski

“Located just a short walk from the Freestone Inn, North Cascade Heli serves up fresh powder daily! Experience the thrill of flying through the North Cascades via helicopter and getting dropped off at the top of jaw-dropping peaks filled with some of the deepest snow and most exciting terrain you’ll ever ski. This area of the North Cascades gets a massive annual snowfall, colder temperatures, and consistent fresh powder, and with a territory of over 300,000 acres, there’s always fresh lines to choose from. Call 509-996-3272

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Winthrop Rink 

The Winthrop Rink provides safe family friendly outdoor recreation at our completely outdoor skating rink in downtown Winthrop.  In the winter months, come join us for public open skate, hockey, or figure skating. 

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Methow Cycle and Sports 

Methow Cycle & Sport is a four season, full service bike and nordic ski shop in Winthrop. In the winter, we offer Nordic ski and fatbike rentals and service. We sell fatbikes, along with nordic waxes, tools and accessories. The service department offers same day and 24-hour waxing services. You’ll also find a great assortment of gear to keep you warm and comfortable on the trails. 

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Methow Trails

Methow Trails was founded in 1977 and is now the largest cross-country ski area in North America with over 120+ miles groomed nightly. We are a non-profit whose mission is to connect people, nature, and communities through a world-class trail system. While cross-country skiing is at the core of our operation, we manage over 120 miles of trails for year-round recreation, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fatbiking, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horseback riding. This is possible through partnerships with over 175 generous landowners and land managers who allow public access to their land. Support from our trail users and donors allow us to ensure world-class grooming and year-round maintenance of the trails, provide free trail access and event participation to all kids 17 and under, and support a vibrant year-round economy in the Methow Valley. We know that access to outdoor recreation is critical to the mental and physical well-being of our community (93% of participants in a recent survey reported that the quality of their lives is significantly improved because of Methow Trails), and we are so grateful for your support so that we continue to provide these vital experiences and connections.

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