News from the Loup

8/13 Update
We hope this post finds you and your family in good spirits and health. As COVID-19 continues to affect our lives, we send our sympathies to all who have been impacted by the pandemic, either directly or indirectly.

After much discussion and careful consideration our board has decided to move our annual fall fundraiser, The Taste of Three Valley’s, to an ONLINE auction event. The safety and well-being of our community is too important to risk hosting such a large gathering of guests in these uncertain times. Originally we thought we could replicate it on-line but have chose to focus purely on the capital campaign this fall.

We’re now in the 4th quarter of the campaign- $250,00 to go by October 1! You can mail a check to PO Box 1187 Twisp, WA 98856 or donate on-line here.

Help us build the new Loup Lodge!

GoFundMe Community Challenge

Fifty years ago the Wolf Den Lodge was built to get people out of the elements, and give them a place to have a meal and warm up before the next run. The time has come to replace the Lodge, and refresh the school, rental, and repair facilities, too.

Go Fund Me Every dollar counts and moves us closer to our goal of a new Lodge for Winter 2020/21. Please click the GoFundMe button and support the Loup with your “Community Challenge” donation.

For other ways to give, please visit The Next 50 Campaign.

Giving Youth a Lift For the Future

The Loup ski area is operated by the Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation and is one of only a small handful of nonprofit-run ski areas in the country.

With a small dedicated staff and a strong cadre of volunteers, the Loup sets an example of community involvement as a shared value for the region’s youth.

View/download The Next 50 Campaign Fact Sheet

Little Buck Mountain

Please check our Conditions page or The Mountain page for additional mountain updates.

Wild Wolf Tube Hill
Learn about our In-Season Uphill Policy

NOTE: Uphill and downhill travel on Little Buck Mountain is prohibited, except as written in our Uphill Policy.

Bear Mountain Luge Experience

Loup Loup was excited to introduce Luge Sledding to the Northwest last season and is indeed the very first area in the Western U.S. to offer Luge Sledding.

Snowcat service to the Upper Bear Mountain trail system provides access for Luge sledders, featuring a ride up of 5 km and more than 1200’ of elevation gain. The Bear Mountain trails are accessible from the Loup Loup parking lot, allowing for Luge sledders to ride more than 12 km of groomed trails.

Visit the Bear Mountain Luge Experience page for details.

Sledding for grown-ups | The Seattle Times

Luge SleddingYou’ve seen it during the Winter Olympics, but did you know that recreational luge sledding is a thing? With a new run at the Methow Valley’s Loup Loup Ski Bowl, writer Jeff Layton put it to the test. The result? A real-life game of Mario Kart that’s surprisingly kid-friendly.

Read the story