Methow Valley Nordic Festival
Featuring the Methow Valley Pursuit
Sponsored by Winthrop Mountain Sports
Schedule of Events
The ~30K skate course will be located in the Rendezvous where we have solid skate conditions. Start and Finish out of Cub Creek Trailhead. Consider this skate race the "Cutthroat Classic of Winter" with a solid climb and long descents. The course will include Cougar Bait, Cow, Rendezvous Basin, a turn around loop and back over to the start.
Thursday January 23rd:
Online race registration closes at noon. Late registration $45, MVSTA office 4-6pm Friday the 24th.
Friday, January 24th :
Saturday, January 25th: CLASSIC RACE CANCELLED, SKATE RACE MOVED TO SATURDAY
Sunday, January 26th: RACE MOVED TO SATURDAY - ENJOY THE TRAILS!
Nordic Festival Party!
Plan to join Nordic Festival/Pursuit participants, family members, friends and community members Saturday evening at the Winthrop Red Barn as the MV Nordic Ski team hosts a fundraising dinner. This is a fun - not to be missed community evening event with music and beer garden. Come to the dinner for race awards and race swag. You can purchase dinner tickets when you register to race, OR......To purchase Saturday night dinner tickets only, contact Leslie Hall at email@example.com
Closed Thursday the 23rd at noon. Late registration Friday January 24th, 4-6pm MVSTA office, $45.
Aid Station for Sunday’s ~30k Skate Event
Aid station will be provided at Rendezvous Pass with sports drink and HAMMER gels.
Bus shuttle leaves Winthrop Barn parking lot at 8:30am sharp. Limited parking at Cub Creek trailhead. Return shuttle at 11:30, 12:15, 1:00 and 1:45. Skiers who may take more than 4 hours to complete the course should coordinate their own transportation.
NOTE: You may want a ski bag for transporting your skis/poles under the bus. No skis allowed inside bus passenger space. Bring a bag with warm clothes for post-race.
The Cub Creek Trailhead From Winthrop, go the Red Barn west of town, and take a right up West Chewuch Rd. Follow for 6 miles to Cub Creek Rd turnoff (left). Follow 2 miles to trailhead. Limited parking. Please carpool or take the shuttle bus. Bus leaves the Barn parking lot at 8:30am. Return shuttles every 45 minuts from 11:30am until 1:45pm.
For race results, please check out the Race Results link under Events on the MVSTA event calendar on the evening of the event.
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