Snowshoe sluggers

Teams from around the region will be strap on their snowshoes Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 13 – 14) for the annual snowshoe softball tournament at the Winthrop ball field. Games will be played all day each day and spectating is free. For more information, call (888) 463‑8469.

Time for the Tour

Ski all there is to ski in the valley at the Tour of the Methow event on Saturday (Feb. 13). Choose a distance from 10 to 80 kilometers. The event is free to members of the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation, or $10 for non-members. The fee includes food provided at the Mazama Community Club. For more information, visit

For biathlon rookies

An introduction to biathlon will be offered Saturday (Feb. 13) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Mazama Biathlon Range, east of the Corral Trailhead. Members of the Methow Biathlon Team will share details on equipment, history, training and safety of the sport. The session is open to ages 9 and older. A Methow Trails pass is required. Suggested donation is $25. For more information, visit

WDFW officer at Fly Fishers’ meeting

Jason Day, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer for the Methow Valley, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday (Feb. 16) at the monthly meeting of the Methow Valley Fly Fishers. The free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Liberty Bell High School library. For more information, call 996‑2485.

Guess your ski time

Hanz’s Big Adventure, a trials-format race for all ages, will be staged on Feb. 20 at the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School. Guess how long it will take you to do your chosen course and enter your time when you register. Course distances are 1, 2.5, or 5 kilometers. The skier who comes closest to guessing their actual time will be the winner. Skate or classic techniques are both permissible.

Registration is online via Webscorer and is free, but you must register before 9 p.m. on Feb. 19. There is no registration on the day of the event. To register, visit