Saturday, February 26, 2011

Try Biathlon and Cowboy Races

The Winter Festival is sadly drawing to a close. We had another incredible Methow Valley ski day today with many guests joining us for the Try Biathlon event and our hilarious Cowboy Races. What a great time. Many thanks to the Methow Valley Biathlon Team for hosting the very popular Biathlon events and a big thank you to one of the Methow Valley's finest Cowboy's, TR Stewart for teaching us how to rope. Here are a few photos of all the action down at the ranch.
We hope everyone enjoyed themselves in the Methow Valley and we hope to see you next year at the Methow Valley Winter Festival.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Visit from the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences

This year, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, an independent school
serving 6th through 12th grade in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighbourhood,
started a cross-country ski club. Led by Jordan Goldwarg, a teacher at SAAS
and a former skier and coach at Williams College, and Aleisha Smith, also a
teacher at SAAS, the club aims to introduce kids to the sport of skiing with
the hope that they will eventually get involved in competitive racing.

On February 11-13, the club went on its inaugural trip to the Methow. This
trip represented the culmination of the first year of the club, and six
students (three from 6th grade and three from 10th) made the trek over the
mountains to experience all that the Methow has to offer.

While in the Valley, the group checked out the weekend's biathlon races,
skied with Methow Olympic Development Project athlete Sam Naney, explored
many of the trails at Sun Mountain Lodge, completed a time trial, and
checked out the town of Winthrop. For many of the kids, it was a thrill to
immerse themselves in winter for the first time in their lives. They were
amazed by the range of trails in the Valley, and enjoyed first-time
experiences like walking across a frozen lake.

The SAAS students are eager to return to the Valley, and we hope that this
is the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership between SAAS and the
people of the Methow!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Methow Valley Winter Festival Feb, 18-27th

We are just days away from the Methow Valley Winter Festival.

The skiing is fabulous!

Our community is incredible.

We hope you can join in the celebration!

The full schedule of events can be found here.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Race of the Methow Day #1 Photos

Enjoy some photos from the first day of the Race of the Methow.
Click on the photo to enlarge, watch as slideshow, or download.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wilbur has called it: 6 more weeks of Winter Fun!

It was an exciting day in the Methow Valley! Wilbur the Winthrop Whistle Pig saw his shadow and thus it is declared we will be skiing for at least another 6 weeks.
See the entire Groundhog Day festivities here.