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Mazama (/məˈzæmə/ mə-ZAM-ə)is an unincorporated community in Okanogan County (population 200) located in the Methow Valley of Washington, on the east slopes of the North Cascades and North Cascades National Park. It is located along the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20), 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Winthrop and about 28 miles (45 km) south of the Canadian border. Mazama's town center elevation is 2,106 feet (642 m), and it is located 2.7 miles (4.3 km) south of and 4,895 feet (1,492 m) below Goat Peak.Founded around the beginning of the twentieth century,Mazama boomed as the departure point for mining towns in the rugged Harts Pass area, such as Barron, Chancellor, and Robinson.Recently considered little more than a crossroads, Mazama is slowly growing to include several lodging options, a general store, a recreational supplies store, a gas station, a café, and three restaurants. It has been a destination for summer weddings, rock climbing, mountaineering, and winter sports with options for heli-skiing, back-country and cross country skiing. It is home to one of the world’s longest cross-country skiing trails, stretching for 120 miles (190 km) and running through the settlement.
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Mazama's town center elevation is 2,178 feet (664 meters). It is 13 miles (21 km) northwest of Winthrop, Washington and about 28 miles (45 km) from the Canada border. Mazama (population 230) is a small village nestled in the Methow Valley of the Methow River in the eastern part of Washington.
Located on the eastern flank of the Cascade Range mountain range, forests of Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine cover Mazama and the surrounding area, which is home to one of the world's longest cross-country skiing trails, stretching for 120 miles (193 km) and running through the town itself.
Mazama and Winthrop recorded the coldest temperature ever measured in Washington state at on December 30, 1968. .
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