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McCabe claims second Nordic Junior Nationals title

McCabe claims second Nordic Junior Nationals title

The Methow Valley Nordic Team’s Novie McCabe took another national title in the U16 girls’ sprint race last week at the Nordic Junior National Championships in Lake Placid, New York. Earlier, Novie McCabe took first place in the U16 girls’ 5-kilometer race. The classic spring competition began last Wednesday (March 8), as fickle weather played...
Nordic ski team splits up for busy weekend

Nordic ski team splits up for busy weekend

Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) skiers headed in two directions over Presidents’ Day weekend, with a small contingent heading to Spokane for the final Junior National Qualifier and a larger group heading to the BC Championships in Kamloops, B.C. Four of the older skiers had already clinched their spots on the Junior National team that...
MVNT skiers rack up wins in Race of the Methow

MVNT skiers rack up wins in Race of the Methow

The Race of the Methow drew more than 150 competitors from throughout the Pacific Northwest to the McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School last weekend, and racers for the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) made their usual impressive showing. A new course layout was used for the first time, with skate sprint races on...
Hit the ski trails for this weekend’s Methow Valley Nordic Festival

Hit the ski trails for this weekend’s Methow Valley Nordic Festival

Methow Trails will celebrate its 40th birthday with a weekend of competitive skiing events, free skiing on its trail system and a party co-hosted by the Methow Conservancy (see related story), all part of the Methow Valley Nordic Festival. On Saturday (Jan. 21), skiing will be free on the Methow Trails system. New this year...
Extra ski tracks being groomed for blind, mobility-impaired skiers visiting next week

Extra ski tracks being groomed for blind, mobility-impaired skiers visiting next week

Skiers may be surprised to find an extra set of tracks parallel to the regular classic tracks on trails in the Mazama area starting this Sunday (Jan. 22) and running through Thursday, Jan. 26. The double tracks will be used by visually and mobility-impaired skiers and their guides, who are coming to the Methow Valley...
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...