Rink work party
The Winthrop Rink, aiming for an Oct. 29 opening for the fall/winter season, will host a volunteer work party on Friday (Oct. 21) from 4 – 6 p.m. to help get the facility ready for ice-making. Chores include yard work, power washing, hanging decorative lights, and deploying vinyl underlay. All ages are welcome; refreshments will be provided.
Ski Swap at the Barn
The annual Ski Swap organized by North Cascades Mountain Guides will be on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. – noon at the Winthrop barn. Sell your own stuff and/or buy from others. Sales will benefit the Methow Valley Nordic Team. Entry fee is $2 for those 16 and older.
Friends of the Winthrop Library will also host a bake sale during the ski swap. Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the library’s outdoor plantings.
Ski swap sellers can begin arriving at 8:30 a.m. Seller’s fee is 15% of total sales. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.
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Nordic Team registration
Registration for the 2022 – 23 ski season with the Methow Valley Nordic Team is open. Kids ages 6 – 18 can join to ski two or more days per week through the winter with experienced coaches, on trails across the Methow. Financial aid is available to help cover the costs of registration and equipment rentals. There will be an information meeting for all families and skiers on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Liberty Bell High School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. For information and to register, go to www.methowvalleynordic.com/team-registration-22 – 23. Email Program Director Sam Naney for more information: email@example.com.
Washington Sno-Park permits go on sale starting Nov. 1. The State Parks Winter Recreation Program manages over 120 recreation sites, or Sno-Parks, across the state. Parking at these sites requires special permits.
Seasonal or one-day Sno-Park permits can be purchased online at www.parks.wa.gov, or through a licensed vendor. In the Methow Valley, permits are available at Goat’s Beard Mountain Supplies in Mazama; Hank’s Harvest Foods in Twisp; Methow Cycle & Sport, Pardners Mini Market and Winthrop Mountain Sports in Winthrop; and at Pearrygin Lake State Park. Snowmobilers also must register their snowmobiles through the Washington Department of Licensing.
A Discover Pass is not required at Sno-Parks, and the Sno-Park permit is still required on the 12 days a year when the Discover Pass is not required for parking on state lands. Sno-Park permits are required from Dec. 1 through April 30.