Mount Baker / Methow

Salmon Ridge Shadow of the Sentinels Highlands South Summit Non-motorized Sno-Parks in the Mount Baker / Methow Area


South SummitSouth Summit

Methow Valley Ranger District
509-996-4003


Emergency Contact Info:
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
509-422-7232

Non-Motorized Sno-Park Dog Sled Area Restrooms

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Directions: 12 miles east of Twisp. Highway 20 to USFS Road 41 south for .3 mile
Elevation: 4,010 feet
30 spaces.

Tracks, skate lane 46 kilometers, dog-friendly trails; marked ungroomed route
Sanitary facilities, scenic view point

Sno-Park Permit required during the season
Exception: From April 1 to 30, a Sno-Park Permit may or may not be required.

Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
 
2014-2015 SEASON
GROOMING UPDATES:

Jan. 30, 2015 – Trails were groomed with the snowcat, tracks were not set due to springlike conditions.

Jan. 23, 2015 – Trails wre groomed with the snowmobile.

Jan. 16, 2015 – Trails were groomed with the snowcat.
1/2/14: All trails were groomed with the snowcat.
  
Dec. 2, 2014 – All trails were packed with the snowcat.
Dec. 5, 2014 – All trails were groomed with the snowmobile.
Dec. 19, 2014 - Trails were  packed with the snowmobile
Dec. 21, 2014 - Trails were groomed with the snowcat, no tracks were set due to conditions 
Dec. 22, 2014 - All trails were groomed with snowmobile, tracks were set. 
Dec. 23, 2014-  All trails were groomed with snowmobile, tracks were set.
Dec. 26, 2014 - All trails were groomed with the snowcat
Jan. 09, 2015 - All trails were groomed with the snowmobile.
                              Trail 10 (Pole Pick Road) will be closed and the last mile of K9 will not be groomed due to logging activity. 
      Groomer: Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation

 
REMEMBER:
Grooming reports are updated when trail grooming information is provided. Reports are posted Monday thru Saturday. No updates on Sundays or holidays.

Schedule is subject to change.

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Salmon RidgeSalmon Ridge

Mount Baker Ranger District
360-856-5700


Emergency Contact Info:
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office
360-676-6911

Non-Motorized Sno-Park Dog Sled Area Restrooms

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Directions: East of Bellingham. I-5 Exit 255 to Mount Baker Highway 542 east for 46 miles
Elevation: 2,000 feet
40 spaces.

Trails: 1.) Razor Hone Base Area     
Tracks, skate lane 30 kilometers; dog-friendly trail (Hannegan Pass Road)
Portable toilets, scenic view point

Sno-Park Permit required during the season
Exception: From April 1 to 30, a Sno-Park Permit may or may not be required.

Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
  
2014-2015 SEASON
GROOMING UPDATES:
  
Groomer: Industrial Mowing and Spraying

REMEMBER:
Grooming reports are updated when trail grooming information is provided. Reports are posted Monday thru Saturday. No updates on Sundays or holidays.

Schedule is subject to change.
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Shadow of the SentinelsShadow of the Sentinels

Mount Baker Ranger District
360-856-5700


Emergency Contact Info:
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office
360-676-6911

Non-Motorized Sno-Park No Grooming Dog Sled Area

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Directions: East of Hamilton. State Route 20 to Baker Lake Highway/USFS Road 11 north for 15 miles
Elevation: 1,000 feet
15 spaces.

Backcountry experience, but groomed intermittently for 1 mile.
Dog-friendly trail

No Sno-Park permit required. Staging area, available parking depends on conditions. Information provided as a courtesy.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.

This is primarily an ungroomed Sno-Park.

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HighlandsHighlands

Tonasket Ranger District
509-486-2186


Emergency Contact Info:
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
509-422-7232

Non-Motorized Sno-Park Restrooms

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Directions: 15 miles northeast of Tonasket. Havillah Road (County Road 9467) for 15 miles to Mill Creek Road (USFS Road 3230) for 1.5 miles to the upper parking lot or .3 miles to the lower lot.
Elevation: 3,830 feet
15 spaces.

Tracks, skate lane 30 kilometers
Shared with snowmobile users, sanitary facilities

Sno-Park Permit required during the season
Exception: From April 1 to 30, a Sno-Park Permit may or may not be required.

Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
 
2014-2015 SEASON
GROOMING UPDATES:

01/24/2015: The Lower Meadows, Straight Edge, Sunshine Loop, Pomme du Pin, and Whitetail have been groomed.

01/10/2015: groomed the SnoMobile Road this morning and will be opening the Antoine Connector next week.  He’ll also groom Twista Vista, connecting it to the now open Pomme du Pin.  Trail by trail, kilometer by kilometer, the skiing expands. 
 
01/08/2015: Both sides of the park have been groomed since the new snow. Skating platform on the shared Snowmobile Road is in perfect condition. Newly set track on the 150. New snow has covered the rocks where the creek crosses the trail at the junction with Aava's Draw. But the creek rose sometime after the snowfall and there is a sheet of ice to navigate. Be Cautious. 
 
  12/31/2014: Newly Groomed and a track was set.
   
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Please Note:
Highlands SnoPark grooming does not occur on a fixed schedule, but instead the Highlands Nordic Ski club does condition responsive grooming. This means that trails are groomed after significant snowfall, and when there is sufficient usage to degrade trail quality. Grooming generally occurs several times a week and sometimes as often as daily during snow cycles. For regular accurate and poetic updates on conditions at Highlands SnoPark, check the state winter recreation website. To have these updates delivered to you directly, send your email address to Patti at highlands@nvinet.com.

Groomer: Highlands Nordic Ski Club
 
 REMEMBER:
Grooming reports are updated when trail grooming information is provided. Reports are posted Monday thru Saturday. No updates on Sundays or holidays.

Schedule is subject to change.

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