The Race of the Methow, a two-day series of Nordic ski races for all ages, will be Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 17-18) on the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School.

It’s a great venue not only for skiers but also for spectators, who can watch classic skiing on Saturday and freestyle skiing on Sunday.

On Saturday, U10-U20 skiers will compete in a sprint format with a qualifying time trial and heats. U8 skiers will do a mass-start, untimed “lollipop” race. Adult skiers (age 20+) will do a sprint distance time trial only.

On Sunday, U10-U20 and adult skiers will have individual interval starts. U8 skiers will do a mass-start, untimed “lollipop” race.

Racing will begin at 9 a.m. each day. Unofficial results will be posted on

Online registration is available at Fees vary depending on how many events are entered.

There is an awards dinner on Saturday in the high school multi-purpose room at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for racers and non-racers if paid online as part of registration by Friday at noon, and $12 at the door.

Late registration will be available at the high school from 7:30-8 a.m. both days. Bib pick-up will be inside the high school from 7:30-8:30 a.m. both days.