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Methow Trails adapts its Nordic system as climate changes

Methow Trails adapts its Nordic system as climate changes

When Methow Trails measures its Nordic trail system in inches — 7,603,200, to be exact — it’s not just a gimmick to make the network seem larger. The trails staff actually tend their 120 miles of trails by the inch, taking into account the effect of every rock, root and …
Four decades of ski maps reveal rich valley history

Four decades of ski maps reveal rich valley history

In an era when many people rely on point-to-point directions generated online or the atomized voice of a GPS system, old-fashioned paper maps still contain abundant information that just doesn’t come through in newer technology.
Sports briefs: November 18, 2015

Sports briefs: November 18, 2015

Doggett is new wrestling coach Gunnar Doggett, a 2012 graduate of Liberty Bell High School and two-time state wrestling champion, will coach the Mountain Lions wrestling team this season. He replaces Paul Schmekel. Doggett has been a volunteer coach in the Liberty Bell youth wrestling program for eight years, and spent the 2013-2014 season as...
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 …