Thursday, November 15, 2012

MVSTA Staff Fat Bike Outing

The MVSTA office headed up to Washington Pass for a fat bike outing.  First stop was Methow Cycle and Sport to pick up our rental Salsa Mukluks.

Conditions were fabulous with 8-10 inches of new snow at Rainy Pass. 

For some of this it was the first time we have been on a fat bike. It was all smiles from the start.  

For all of us it was the first time we have ridden in the snow!  It is surprisingly easy.  

We laughed, we worked up a big sweat and we had a fantastic day.  

We highly recommend that people give it a try. Again, Salsa Mukluks are available for rent at Methow Cycle and Sport. Two free snow bike demos are planned for December 16 and January 13 on the MVSTA ski trails.

 For more information about this year's snow bike program please see our website "Where to Snow Bike" page.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pacific Northwest Regional Ski Races

Here is a list of the ski races around the Pacific Northwest for the 2012-2013 season. 

Ski Rodeo – December 29, 2012

Skate and kids lollipop races.

10k, 5k, 2.5k and 1k

10:30am start time

Mazama Trailhead


Holiday Tour – December 30, 2012

Untimed ski tour

20k and 11k

10:45am start time

Mazama Trailhead


Skirennen – January 19, 2013

Skate races and kid race

10k, 5k and 2k

9:00am start time

Golf Course


Gunnar Hagen - January 20th, 2013

Classic race
30k or 7.5k
10 am start time


Methow Valley Pursuit/Nordic Festival – January 26/27, 2013

15k Classic/30k Skate 2-Day “Pursuit” race, Citizen races, 30k Team Relay Skate, Kids Obstacle Course, Women’s costume party/ski tour.

15k classic, 30k skate, 10k (per team member) skate relay.

Chickadee, Mazama and Town Trailheads


Bakke Cup - February 2, 2013

Ski Jumping, Nordic Races and Alpine Events

8:15am start time

Ski Hill


Methow Ski Derby – February 9, 2013

Classic Race

30k, 15k

Chickadee Trailhead


Spokane Langlauf - February 10, 2013



Mt. Spokane Cross Country Ski Park


Methow Valley Tour – February 16, 2013

Non-competitive ski tour of Methow trails

80k, 50k 30k, 20k options

Cub Creek, Mazama and Town Trailheads


Bavarian Cup - February 16, 2013

Freestyle and 1-day pursuit races for all ages and abilities.

15k, 5k, 3k, 2k, lollipop

9:00am start time

Ski Hill


Stampede - February 17th, 2013

15k skiathlon 7.5k classic, 7.5k skate or 7.5k freestyle
11 am start time


Hog Loppet - February 23, 2013 

Non-competitive Ski Trek


7:30am start time

Mission Ridge


Selkir Series and JNQ - February 23/24, 2013 

Adult and junior racing

Mt Spokane Cross Country Ski Park


Ozbaldy - March 10th, 2013


9 am start time