Things to Do
Every year Winthrop hosts a 3 day balloon festival. Festival is probably a strong word, but it is inspiring to see them floating up and down valley over your head. They look a lot bigger in person! There is a night lighting in downtown Winthrop that also makes you think- I am in the right place at the right time. I am so cool. Maybe you can make it out next year to ski under some balloons in person.
Only 15 minutes from Twisp. You may not be rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, but if you can let that go the Loup is AWESOME. Your ski gear is so last decade anyhow. Seldom do you have to wait in line. It is close and it is affordable. Open Wed, Fri, Sat and Sundays. When Nordic skiing just isn’t making you feel plucky enough. Enter the LOUP.
It’s just the beginning of a fabulous winter in the Methow Valley. No matter how you like to play in the snow, we have it all.
15 minute drive from my house, 6 pack, and a cheap kayak. One more reason why living here is AWESOME.
You have a small window where the river is slow enough to float, but not too low. And the weather is hot enough for your feet and bottom to handle the glacially fed headwaters of the Methow. And I nailed it! No technical prowess or expensive gear needed. The river takes you as you are. Occasionally you may fall out of your raft or have to walk. This is why I live here!