Friday, February 24, 2012

Biathlon in Mazama

Saturday, February 25th is the last opportunity this winter to try the sport of Biathlon.

The Methow Valley Biathlon Team will share details on the equipment, history, training and safety of the sport before inviting participants to take turns shooting at targets and skiing the biathlon course. Open to everyone ages 9 and older. No previous experience in biathlon required and no advance registration required. First come, first shoot. This is a fundraiser for the Methow Valley Biathlon Team.

Location: Mazama Biathlon Range- must ski out to the range from the Mazama Corral parking lot
Start Times: 11-1pm
Cost: $20 Donation appreciated which covers the cost of ammo and assists MVB's mission

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Doggy Dash Photos

The 57th annual Doggy Dash was another huge success!  Can't wait until next year!  Here are photo highlights....

For viewing on iPads,tablets, etc check out the Non-flash browser: open web album And more great photos from Lidija Kamansky here

Sunday, February 12, 2012

MVSTA Job Opportunity! Program Manager

MVSTA is the premier Nordic ski area and one of the greatest models of a community supported trail network in the country. We are seeking a versatile individual who will works with a team of 3 core staff members to deliver the mission, goals and values of the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association in a clear and inspiring manner to all trail users and program participants.  This position will start this spring but annually runs from August 1-May 15th.  Full job description and details can be found here. Deadline for applying is February 20th. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Inspired while skiing

A few days ago I took the MVSTA office dogs out for a ski to Big Valley. It was a beautiful, blue bird day however the wind was blowing like a desert storm. Drifts covered the trail and the visibility at times was nil. After skiing a few minutes, I encountered a skier headed back to her car and she told me, "There is only one other skier crazy enough to be out there in this wind and she is sketching!"  I had to go check it out.

 Skiing up to Susan Gallagher.  Sure enough, she is sketching!

Bundled against the elements and getting inspiration from the mountains! 

 Susan showed me some of her amazing sketches.

The drawing from that afternoon. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Groundhog Day

Another fantastic Groundhog Day celebration in the Methow.  Wilbur saw his shadow ensuring us of 6 more weeks of winter.  Enjoy the photos!