Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Grooming just happens.
Ok, that's not true but it is easy to overlook exactly how we get these fabulous trails. This year the MVSTA groomers have had to work with some of the most challenging snow conditions we have seen in years. Yet day after day (or really night after night as that's when they groom), for weeks since our last big snowfall these guys have created what can only be described as magic! The skate skiing in particular has been outstanding! In the darkness of night they know exactly what machine to groom with, what setting to place the blades, where to turn, what pressure to use and everything else needed to produce a quality product. Thank you James, Lance, Jake, Adam, Steve, Kenny, Joe, Liam, Rob, Mike and Jay for another World Class Ski Year! Grooming Happens Thanks to You!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Get it while its Hot!

The skiing is still FABULOUS. Longer days just means more time for skiing. Head out early, head out often. You can get the latest skiing information via the MVSTA grooming report, by calling the skier hot-line at 800-682-5787 or by listening to K Root 97.5 at 7:30am.

Friday, February 13, 2009


The ?? annual Doggy Dash is this Sunday! Festivities start at 9:30am at the Town Trailhead/Ice Rink. Awards are given for a "best in show" costume of human and dog as well as awards for the fastest skiing duo.

More information can be found at the Methow Valley Nordic Club.

Nordic Ultratune will also be posting "hardy" wax recommendations via the wax report .

Monday, February 9, 2009

NW Admirals Hockey Team visits the Winthrop Ice Rink

The Northwest Admirals Hockey Team was in Winthrop this weekend putting on skills clinics for all ages and playing friendly games with local players. Jim Mueller captured the action, and a few of his pictures are posted below. To view all his photos visit his photo share: "Winthrop Hockey Weekend". Thanks to everyone who made the weekend so much fun.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Race of the Methow Recap

It was a cold morning until the fire juggler showed up and warmed up the skiers. MVSTA would like to thank all the teams that traveled far and wide to participate in the Race of the Methow-J3 Championships. It was an incredible display of skiing and sportsmanship. We look forward to hosting it again in the future. Congratulations to all the skiers.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Race of the Methow

Today was day #1 of the Race of the Methow. 215 skiers skated up and down the tough Liberty Bell course while hundreds of spectators cheered them on. It could not have been a more beautiful day. Enjoy the photos.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Race of the Methow This Weekend Feb. 7&8

The Race of the Methow is this weekend. This is a 2-day ski event for juniors and adults. Ski racers are coming from all over the Pacific Northwest to race on the new ski trails at Liberty Bell High School. The new course is very spectator-friendly so bring the cowbells and watch some future Olympians. Here's a short video for inspiration.