On Day 3 we woke to sunny skis and below zero temperatures. Early morning grooming ensured that the Methow Community Trail was in excellent shape and locals confirmed that conditions were among the best of the season. Most of the Skiers were heading for Brown's Farm, a supposedly flat,15 km ski. Not so. A twisty, icy section through the woods kept us alert, but off the hill and onto the flats we found that the sun had softened the snow and skiing was delightful. The landscape was equally engaging -- the valley was dotted with handsome old barns, historic buildings, and stylish new country homes.
Photographs by Larry Wilson and Eda Kadar
Many of us stopped at Brown's Farm, one of many private homes in the Methow Valley that offer a refuge for tired and thirsty skiers. All enjoyed the ambience, as well as the kettle for hot tea or chocolate. Many Skiers made this their pick-up spot while others skied on to Mazama Store. A perfect Methow Valley ski day.