Methow Trails Winter 2017

26 | Methow Trails Thanks to our Title Sponsors: Winthrop Mountain Sports Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies Ski For Light February 11-15 An all-volunteer, not-for-profit program that teaches blind/visually impaired and mobility-impaired people to cross- country ski. Experienced, sighted cross- country skiers are guides who share their love of skiing by being instructors/ guides for people who can’t easily ski on their own. Contact Nancy Milsteadt for information about being involved: Location: Mazama Try Biathlon February 18 This is your opportunity to try the Olympic sport of biathlon. Biathlon combines Nordic skiing with rifle marksmanship. The Methow Valley Biathlon Team will share the details of the equipment, history, training and safety of the sport before inviting participants to take turns shooting at targets and skiing a short biathlon course. Open to ages 9 and older. No advanced registration required; first come, first shoot. This is a fundraiser for the Methow Valley Biathlon Team. Location: Mazama Biathlon Range Start Times: 10:00 am-2:00 pm Cost: $25 donation to cover cost of ammunition and assist MVB’s mission. Lee Adams Tour of the Methow (in partnership with MVNordic) February 17 Come together and celebrate skiing with your friends on a tour of the best trails of the Methow Valley! Choose your distance: 20km, 30km, 50km or 80km. Yummy snacks and lunch provided at the Mazama Community Center; buses travel from Mazama and Winthrop to the Cub Creek Trailhead, and from Winthrop to the Mazama Trailhead for those wishing to drop a car and ski point to point. Register online to ensure yourself a seat on the shuttle bus. Location: All Methow Trails! Cost: Free for Methow Trails and Methow Valley Nordic members, $10 non-members Trail Pass Required Doggie Dash - February 18 A human-canine 6 legged event for people who like to laugh and dogs that like to wag! Prizes for best costumes, small dog and large dog categories. Heats start at the Town Trailhead at 10:00 am. Registration 9:00-9:45 am. A benefit event for the dog trails. Location: Winthrop Town Trailhead Cost: By Donation February Kids Holiday Ski Camp February 19-20 Methow Valley Nordic Team Holiday Camp for skiers ages 6-13, a two-day clinic of fun, games and skills. Location: McCabe Trails, 1:00-4:00pm Cost: $60 Methow Valley Team members, $150 non-members Women’s Ski & Yoga Retreat February 23-25 Spend a weekend beginning or fine tuning your cross country skiing, practice yoga, eat yummy food, and meet new friends. Price includes most meals, all ski and yoga instruction, ski passes, and more. Location: Sun Mountain Lodge and Trails Cost: $475 Methow Valley Nordic Festival January 20 – 21 Sponsored by Winthrop Mountain Sports A winter weekend dedicated to celebrating the history of trails and Nordic skiing in the Methow Valley. This year, a come-one-come- all Community Loppet with food, fun, and festivities along the 30km Methow Community Trail. Saturday, January 20 • 30K Community Loppet on the Methow Community Trail • 10K Community Loppet, un-timed, free and open to all. • Day 1 of Methow Pursuit AMS Race, Mazama to Winthrop • Snowshoe Tours • Ski and Fat Bike Demos Sunday, January 21 • Day-2 of Methow Pursuit Race, Cub Creek to Mazama. • 30K Citizen Races , skate or classic Cost: $75 for two-day Pursuit Race, $30 per 30K Tour, Free 10K Tour, register at