Part of the Methow Valley trail system, Sun Mountain was our destination for the day. As we stepped off the bus, we were awed by the upscale lodge and facilites. The ski trails had something for everyone however. Skiers scattered quickly heading out to their trail of choice: Corral, Ponderosa, Meadowlark, Inside Passage and many more. At the end of the day, some skiers lingered in the lodge, enjoying the ambience and ammenities, while others headed down to Cabin Trail which skirted Patterson Lake and it's tasteful cabins perched on the shores of the lake. The trail then headed down, along occasionally icy, steep slopes, then joined up with the Methow Valley Community Trail. We lingered on the trails basking in the warmth of the sun and the landscape. Next stop Winthrop and a short walk back to the Winthrop Inn.