We are an authorized dealer for Rossignol cross country skis, both skate and classic. We also offer ski rentals, fat bike rentals and Methow Trails passes. The store is owned by long distance hikers and staffed by outdoor enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing you before or after your next adventure!
Methow Cycle and Sport is the premier full service bicycle and ski shop located in in the heart of the Methow Valley. Our shop is just 1/4 mile west of the four-way stop in Winthrop. We are proud to offer the best products, service and knowledge for a wide range of cyclist and skiers. We also have the best rental fleet in the Valley and can assist you with finding just the right gear.
Methow Trails maintains and operates the Nation’s largest cross-country ski nation. The Methow Valley trail system includes over 120 miles of cross country ski trails in the winter months, and is recognized as one of the finest trail systems in North America for nordic skiing, mountain biking, trail running, horseback riding and hiking. Methow Trails is a non-profit organization with the mission of connecting users to the special nature of the Methow Valley and support community vitality.
In 1972, the opening of the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) enhanced the potential for tourism and related outdoor activities in the Methow Valley region. The setting of Okanogan County’s Methow Valley is inimitable, lending both a perfectly scaled geography and a diversity of natural-resource attributes for a recreation-based, community. Seeing this unique opportunity as a catalyst for the region’s economic base that would maintain the spectacular natural attributes of the area, a handful of valley residents envisioned and inspired cooperation among private landowners and various agencies to form the Methow Valley Family Sports Club in 1977 and the Methow Valley Community Trail (aka Community Trail). By 1980, the organization changed its name to the Methow Valley Ski Touring Association and shortly after hired its first staff. From 1995 to 2014, the organization was known as the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association.
In the fall of 2014 the name was shortened to Methow Trails as it stands today. Since its humble beginnings, the non-profit organization has grown and has facilitated the development of the nation’s largest Nordic ski trail system, transforming the once- disconnected series of trails within the region into an elaborate network containing nearly 200 kilometers of all-season trails surrounded by more than a million acres of national wilderness and forest lands.As the region has grown with an increasing number of second homes and lodging facilities, the trails have become a central attraction and have contributed to both the near-term and long-run economic stability of the valley.
The 32-kilometer Community Trail remains the central trail corridor through the valley and connects the northwest community of Mazama with Winthrop and Sun Mountain Lodge. Today the network of trails generate about $4.5 million directly, another $4.1 million indirectly, and another $2.7 million annually through related industry earnings in the Methow Valley. Additionally, some 49 full-time jobs and 159 seasonal full-time and/or part-time jobs can be directly attributed to the network of trails and adjacent lands.
Primary winter uses of the trails include Nordic or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In the summer, the trails become a mecca for mountain bikers and hikers. Other trail uses include equestrian riding, dog walking, running, nature observation, and access to fly-fishing areas.Some 52% of the trail system is on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands with another 0.02% on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) lands. Of the remaining lands, 2.1% is on Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land, and another 1.7% is on Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) lands secured with 20-year permits. The remainder runs over a complex of private lands on which MVSTA has entered into long-term agreements with landowners.
The Master Plan is intended to guide the management, development and future of Methow Trails. It is based on board direction, and input from staff, the membership and the public.
Perched on a mountaintop overlooking Winthrop, Sun Mountain Lodge has 112 guestrooms with a variety of room types: cozy cabins on a private beach at Patterson Lake, standard guestrooms in the main Lodge and luxury accommodations featuring private patios and jetted tubs.
Other amenities include a full service activities shop, year-round gear rentals, two restaurants including the AAA-four diamond dining room and casual Bar and Grill, full service spa and a 5,000 bottle wine collection. 60 kilometers of trails right from your door! Activities include: horseback riding, mtn biking, pool, tennis, fishing, boating, hot tubs, XC skiing.
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Whether your passion for the outdoors includes cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, running, rock climbing, ski touring, snowshoeing or adventuring on the water Winthrop Mountain Sports has you covered. A Methow Valley institution for more than forty years we are proud to offer the kind of thoughtful, attentive, and informed service that matches every customer with the gear that truly suits their individual needs. Open all year so our friendly, dedicated staff can help you make the most of your visit to the Methow.
“Excellent service and a great product selection keep us coming back. My favorite sports shop in the Methow”
“Great gear and they always take time to help you.”
PICK YOUR NORDIC GEAR WITH PROS
Want to have a professional pick your ski with you?
Book a Free consultation with former World cup skiers > Erik or Marine Bjornsen will spend the time to get you set up with the equipments you need.
Want to get the best gear without coming to the Store? No problem we also offer online consultation and will do curbside pick up for you!