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Ski for Light gives blind skiers a workout — and independence on trails

Ski for Light gives blind skiers a workout — and independence on trails

The skinny parallel tracks that take skiers along the Nordic trails throughout the valley are a natural guide to the contours of the terrain. For the eight skiers — six blind or visually impaired and two wheelchair users – who arrived in the Methow on …
Ski trail closed in USFS timber salvage area

Ski trail closed in USFS timber salvage area

Cross country ski trail #10 in the South Summit Nordic Ski Area will be plowed soon to allow for hauling timber salvaged after last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire, the Methow Valley Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday (Jan. 6). Ski trail #10 is part of the South Summit Nordic Ski Area located...
Bjornsens begin World Cup competition

Bjornsens begin World Cup competition

Winthrop’s Sadie and Erik Bjornsen — siblings, 2014 winter Olympians and now, teammates on the U.S. Cross-Country Ski Team — are in Lillehammer, Norway, for the second in a series of World Cup events that began in Kuusamo, Finland, on Nov. 29-30, and will conclude at Oslo, Norway, in March. The Bjornsens wasted no time making their marks in...

Dickinson wins Junior National Biathlon Championship

By Mike Maltais
Winthrop’s Kelsey Dickinson, a Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) alumnus, finished first in all three of her races at the U.S. Biathlon National Championships at Jericho, Maine, March 14 – 16 to clinch the national title in the Junior Women’s category. Dickinson, now competing for …
Free Backyard Ski Day this Friday

Free Backyard Ski Day this Friday

Free trail access, ski rentals, lessons, snow cat rides and snacks will all be part of the season’s final Backyard Ski Day, sponsored by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA) and community partners at Mazama on Friday (March 14). The event includes: • Free trail access all day on all MVSTA ski trails. Dogs...
MVNT skiers wind up Junior Nationals

MVNT skiers wind up Junior Nationals

By Mike Maltais
The five members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) competing in the week-long Junior National Cross Country Championships in Stowe, Vt., closed out their season with races in the classic sprint, mass start skate and team relay events last weekend.
Five from MVNT compete at Junior National XC Championships

Five from MVNT compete at Junior National XC Championships

By Mike Maltais
Competition is underway at the United States Ski Association Junior National Cross country Ski Championships in Stowe, Vt. Five members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) who qualified to …

Five Nordic Team members qualify to compete at Junior Nationals

By Mike Maltais
Five members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) have qualified for the Pacific Northwest Ski Association’s Junior Nationals Team and will travel to Stowe, Vt., to compete in the 2014 United States Ski Association Cross Country Junior Championships March 1-8.

Ski Derby cancelled

The Winthrop Ski Derby, which was scheduled for this Saturday (Feb. 8), has been cancelled. “While there is good skiing in most areas, several of the trails used by the race do not have enough snow to set classic tracks, and alternatives to make a 30-kilometer race loop are lacking,” said Nordic Club spokesman Jim...
Olympic heights: Bjornsens, Gregg will ski for U.S.A. in Sochi

Olympic heights:
Bjornsens, Gregg will ski for U.S.A. in Sochi

By Mike Maltais
Five lighted Olympic rings suspended over the entry leading to Jim and Jan Gregg’s property north of Winthrop bear witness to a crowning achievement for some dedicated parents, the Methow Valley Nordic Team and a supporting cast of …