A winter wonderland experience in the Methow would not be complete without the simple pleasure of daytime or moonlight sledding!
Families with kids young and old will take delight in the thrill of sledding down a freshly snowed on slope, coming up for air and laughing, and running up to do it all over again. Of course, any hill will do, but for some established, safe sledding terrain consider one of the following locations:
Loup Loup Ski Area
Just 30 minutes from Winthrop, it is an easy trip to the pass to enjoy skiing, boarding and the undeniably fun tubing hill located just beyond the rope tow below the main lodge. The tube rental price is $6/day with unlimited use. More information at skitheloup.com.
Abby Creek Inn
Located right in Winthrop, Abby Creek Inn has a sledding hill right behind the Inn. Guests at the Inn may sled for free. Visitors can rent a tube for $5. Check in a the front desk for tube rental and more information. Abbycreekinn.com.
Winthrop Town Trailhead
Just next the Ice Rink and Winthrop Town Trailhead parking lot is a fun little hill that is the perfect spot to have some fun. The beauty of this hill is that part of the family can ice skate or ski, while others have some unstructured sledding fun - everyone goes home tried and happy! Bring your own sled. Inexpensive sleds can be purchased at Winthrop Ace Hardware.
Sun Mountain Lodge
Tucked in behind the Nordic ski practice area is a concave slope that beckons to be played on. The slope is gentle at the bottom, and steeper at the top. Sleds are available at the Sun Mountain Lodge activities desk.