Close to Brewster you can find three amazing ski hills and hundreds of miles of cross-country trails. The locals favorite is definitely the Loup Loup Ski Bowl. Offering 1,240 vertical feet with 10 runs ranging from beginner to expert. The mountain is serviced by a Poma fixed grip quad chair lift, installed in 1998 by an amazing community effort. A platter surface lift and a beginner rope tow give sliders a chance to practice their skills without going to the top. The Loup Loup Ski Bowl also offers 23 km of groomed track set Nordic trails from beginner to expert as well as tube rentals on the weekends.
At Lake Chelan is the venerable Echo Valley Family Ski Area. Echo Valley Ski & Tubing Area is a privately owned nonprofit resort formed over 60 years ago (1955 to present). Facilities include three rope tows, a 1,400 foot Poma Lift and a 4-lane tubing hill. We offer ski/snowboard instruction and rentals for all ages & abilities. The base area has a day lodge & eatery with a roaring log-sized fireplace to warm the toes while enjoying the food concession, Terri's Treats!
Located to our south in Douglas County is Badger Mountain Ski Lodge. Badger Mountain Ski Hill generally operates from January - March each year and offers 3 lift options; Bunny Hill (tow rope), "B" Hill (Tow Rope), and our "A" Hill (T-Bar). Other runs are accessible off these three main runs.
There are several Sno-parks near to Brewster. The closest are Black Canyon Sno-Park and South Fork Gold Creek Sno-Park operated by the US Forest Service. Black Canyon Sno-Park gives access to groomed snowmobile trails to Chelan Ridge and: Parrish Peak, Cooper Mountain, Oss Peak, and Ski Peak areas with many scenic views.
The most popular sno-park in our area is Conconully State Park. Conconully is a small rural town surrounded by 8 lakes. Take advantage of over 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the area. “Snowmobiling experience was great. The trails are always perfectly groomed and uncrowded,”
There are also many trails near the Loup Loup Ski Bowl for those who want to take full advantage of a day in the snow.
Photo Courtesy of the Conconully Chamber
The Methow Valley is an amazing place for recreation in any season, but it really shines in the winter months.
Best known for its winter recreation, sunshine, and dry snow!
Winthrop is home to the nation’s largest cross-country ski area and some of the most acclaimed snowmobiling and backcountry skiing around. Ski, snowshoe, sled, shred, or skate, the Methow Valley has it all.
The Methow Valley’s skiing, scenery, and trails are world class and our extensive trail system provides for 120 miles (200+ kilometers) of skiing in peaceful, freshly groomed and uncrowded conditions. The Nordic ski trail system is divided into four areas, all connected by the Methow Community Trail, which includes a suspension bridge crossing the Methow River, trailheads, and lodges along the way.