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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 …
Hood River skier wins Pursuit, locals close behind

Hood River skier wins Pursuit, locals close behind

Tav Streit of Hood River, Ore., led 27 skiers over a 30-kilometer course through the Rendezvous area to win the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association’s Methow Valley Pursuit on Saturday. Streit finished …

Junior Nordic team does well at Mt. Bachelor qualifier

By Mike Maltais
On the heels of an impressive performance at their first junior qualifier event at Leavenworth Jan. 17-18, the Methow Valley Nordic Team’s junior skiers traveled to Mt. Bachelor …
Methow Valley Pursuit Race in Photos

Methow Valley Pursuit Race in Photos

For more information on the 2014 Methow Valley Sport Trails Association’s Methow Valley Pursuit race, see Hood River skier wins Pursuit, locals close behind. For race results, see www.mvsta.com.
MVSTA makes tracks to Patterson Lake

MVSTA makes tracks to Patterson Lake

By Ann McCreary
Making lemonade out of lemons, MVSTA has set ski tracks on Patterson Lake near Sun Mountain to expand cross country ski terrain limited by this winter’s paltry snowfall. MVSTA used a snowmobile pulling a groomer to set tracks …

Nordic team dominates first junior qualifier

The road to the Nordic Junior National Championships that will be held in Vermont next March began in dominating fashion for the Methow Valley Nordic Team competing at the Bavarian Cup in Leavenworth last Saturday and Sunday. The Bavarian was the first in a series of junior qualifier events for skiers 14 years and older...

Nordic Festival weekend events: Pursuit, Backyard Ski Day, dinner

Nordic skiers from across the northwest are expected to take part in the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association’s 30-kilometer Methow Valley Pursuit ski race on Saturday (Jan. 25). Because of inconsistent snow conditions on the usual valley-floor race route, the Pursuit’s skate racing course has been shifted to start at the Cub Creek trailhead, climb...
Ski for Women set for Feb. 2

Ski for Women set for Feb. 2

Ski for Women is back for a second year. The fundraising event to benefit Room One, the nonprofit social services agency in Twisp, is scheduled for Feb. 2 at the Winthrop Town Trailhead. Participation is free but donations are requested and all will go to Room One. Women of all ages and ability are invited,...