Methow Trails Winter 2017

Methow Trails | 23 winter programs Story Ski & Wild Side Ski Journeys for Kids Back by popular demand, Erik Brooks illustrated “StorySki” panels blend literacy with activity and usher young skiers down the trail. Each colorful story panel tells a delightful winter tale that can be read panel-by-panel over a 1K loop. “Wild Side” panels appeal to older kids, engaging skiers in activities and skill-building. Locations: At the Mazama, Town (Winthrop), and Chickadee Trailheads “Nature of Winter” Snowshoe Tours Saturdays, January 6 – February 24 Snowshoe with local guides and learn about winter ecology, wildlife, tracks, snow conditions, and more. Family-friendly. Location: Sun Mountain Lodge and Jack’s Hut at the Freestone Inn, 11:00 am Cost: FREE (must wear ski trail or snowshoe pass) Weekly Ski Classes Methow Valley Nordic provides classes for all abilities,from beginner skiers to advanced recreational racers. Ski with a friendly group every week, with expert coaching to improve your technique so you can enjoy Nordic skiing even more! Taught by the valley’s finest coaches, the weekly classes typically alternate between skating and classic techniques. Most classes begin the second week of January and run for 10 weeks through March. Location: Varies, using all the Methow trails Cost: Varies w/ Methow Valley Nordic membership (adults only) Methow Valley Nordic CubSki January 3 – February 7 This program offers first and second grade children a fun, short season of skiing with games and instruction. The program makes every effort to remove barriers. Children with an interest can try this fun and accessible sport in our Valley on Tuesdays, 3:15-5:30 pm Location: Elementary School, Sun Mountain Trails, and Winthrop Town Trails. Transportation provided to/from Methow Valley Elementary School. Cost: $75 (Scholarships available). Cost includes bus transportation, instruction, and use of ski equipment. Thanks to our Title Sponsors: Winthrop Mountain Sports Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies METHOW COMMUNITY TRAIL SHUTTLE SERVICE Saturdays, January 6 – February 24 Methow Trails is offering an easy transportation service between Winthrop and Mazama to support your one-way journey along the iconic Methow Community Trail. Pick-up times: • Town Trailhead 10:00am • Brown’s Farm Trailhead 10:15am • Mazama Trailhead 11:00am • Brown’s Farm Trailhead 11:15am Cost: By Donation – Trail Pass Required No Reservations Adrienne manages Methow Trails events, program development, and the Methow Trails service program, and assists with landowner relations, grants, public outreach and trail-pass sales. Her educational background is in Outdoor Recreation and Psychology. She has worked Forest Service trail crew, as a climbing ranger, and ski patroller, and is a guide book author. Adrienne moved to the Methow in 2012, where she and her husband, John, have raised their two kids (Tye and Reed) on the trails. Adrienne Schaefer Partnership Manager