Our Partners

 

Members and interested parties comprise the Methow Valley Trails Collaborative.  Together they collaborate to guide the organization, coordinate fund development, facilitate trail work parties and advocate for valley-wide trail projects, initiatives and funding.

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EVERGREEN MTB ALLIANCE-METHOW CHAPTER

Founded in the summer of 2012, the Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance has been working towards a system of high quality, sustainable, and accessible mountain biking opportunities in the Methow Valley.   Our mission is to protect, enhance, and create these opportunities through education, communication,  and action.

We hold regular trail work parties and other events throughout the year and work with private land owners and public agencies to create and maintain a bright future for mountain bikers in the Methow.

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loup loup ski education foundation

Mission: Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation exists for winter sports education for our community through the operation of a safe, affordable, family friendly mountain destination for today and future generations.

Vision: Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization, that promotes a life-long passion for outdoor winter recreation through education.

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METHOW CONSERVANCY

The Methow Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to care for and conserve the land of the Methow Valley. WHAT WE DO:
CONSERVATION EASEMENTS: We have protected over 8,507 acres and 32 miles of critical riparian shoreline habitat along the Methow River and its tributaries. Our easements help families keep their farms and ranches and protect the open space and scenic views that regularly draw tens of thousands of visitors to the Methow Valley in Washington State. 
STEWARDSHIP: We annually monitor all of our easement lands and work with landowners to care for the long-term health of their land. 
EDUCATION: We host dynamic speakers at our monthly natural history lecture series and provide fun field trip opportunities to raise awareness about conservation issues; we publish numerous informative brochures, and provide a natural resource library at our office.

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methow trails

Through world-class sport trails, we connect people to the special nature of the Methow Valley and support community vitality.  

The trail system includes over 200 kilometers (that's 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 and hiking.

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mv backcountry horsemen

Methow Valley Back Country Horsemen (MVBCH) is one of 34 chapters belonging to the Back Country Horsemen of Washington (BCHW). MVBCH and BCHW are affiliated with Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) in 25 other states.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to... 

Perpetuating the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.

Working  to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.

Assisting the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of America's back country and wilderness.

Educating, encouraging and soliciting active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.

Educating horse users in "Leave-No-Trace"  practices. 

In addition to the enjoyment we have in riding the trails, we provide skilled and non-skilled volunteers and supplies to help build and maintain them. We also clean and clear horse camps which enable riders from out of the area to day ride on the great array of the trails we locals are fortunate enough to have "on our doorstep".

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rendezvous huts

The Rendezvous Huts provide a hut to hut cross country skiing and mountain biking experience in the Methow Valley. The huts are built for simplicity and comfort. The cozy wood-frame buildings sleep 8-10 people. Each is equipped with a full kitchen (propane cook stove/oven, pots, pans, utensils) a wood stove heater and fuel, sleeping pads, propane lights, and a sanitary outhouse. 

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mv snowmobile association

The MVSA is a non-profit organization committed to promoting snowmobiling in the Methow Valley and aid in search and rescue missions, if needed. We are also active in our local community, too. Here are some of the other things we do:

Promote our community and local businesses by providing groomed trails for visitors to use along with sponsoring weekly guided rides. 

Volunteer year around to measure snow for the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Clear & repair forest service roads and trails.

Build warming huts and repair buildings.

Provide local school scholarships.

Maintain a two mile stretch of Highway 20 west of Twisp in the Adopt-A-Highway litter control program.

Provide free Christmas dinner for over 150 people in our community.

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washington trails association

Our Mission & Values: To preserve, enhance, and promote hiking opportunities in Washington state through collaboration, education, advocacy and volunteer trail maintenance. We believe:

That exploring nature is good for people’s hearts, minds and bodies, and that hiking is a powerful way for everyone to connect with Washington’s natural wonders.

That people will protect the places they love to hike, from local parks to remote wilderness.

It is vitally important for everyone to have the opportunity to access the outdoors, and we are committed to reducing barriers to hiking trails and lands. 

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winthrop chamber of commerce

The mission of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is to grow and support a community of businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals and governmental agencies committed to developing a vibrant Winthrop and Methow Valley economy.

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agency partners

pearrygin lake state park

Pearrygin Lake State Park is a 1,185-acre camping park in north central Washington, near the Western-themed town of Winthrop. The park offers 11,000 feet of waterfront on Pearrygin Lake and 6.5 miles of hiking trails. After Nov. 1, the park remains a haven for winter recreationists, and fat-tire snow bicycling. 

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USFS Methow ranger district

With its big valleys, open wildspaces, high ridges and beautiful rivers, the Methow Valley Ranger District's 1.3 million acres extends from near the town of Twisp Washington to the crest of the Cascade Mountains in the Pasayten Wilderness.  Alpine lakes are a hideaway for anglers while diverse wilderness awaits explorers of all types.  There are bassalt formations for rock climbers and winter sports opportunities abound. 

The highest peak is North Gardner Mountain at over 8,900 feet, with many other peaks above 7000 feet.  The Methow Ranger District offers hundreds of miles of trails with a hiking season that averages from June through October.  Some trails are open to motorcycles and mountain bikes, however, no mechanized vehicles are permitted within Pasayten or Lake Chelan Sawtooth Wilderness Areas.

During summer months, The North Cascades Scenic Highway 20 provides a direct link to the west side of Washington State, enticing both motorized and non motorized travelers to make the scenic trip.  An Overlook at Washington Pass gives a spectacular view of massive Liberty Bell Mountain (7790 elevation) and Early Winters Spires. The highway is closed during the winter months.

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wdfw methow wildlife area

The Methow Wildlife Area is 31,000 acres in seven units located in the Methow River watershed in the western half of Okanogan County. Acquisitions began in 1941 to relieve mule deer damage to local farmland by creating preferred habitat. Maintaining migration corridors and habitat for the Methow Valley’s migratory mule deer herds is the primary goal of most units, but other wildlife from songbirds to salmon also benefit. Many of the units border U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land. The wildlife area also provides access for wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and other recreation.

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