Methow Valley Nordic Festival
Featuring the Methow Valley Pursuit
Sponsored by Winthrop Mountain Sports 

A three-day weekend dedicated to celebrating nordic skiing in the Methow Valley.  Bring your family and friends out for a day of free skiing and festivities on Friday, and a whole weekend of races, tours, clinics and trail-based fun.

Friday, January 23rd:
  • Backyard Ski Day - All Day - Free trail access, free rentals, free lessons and every reason in the world to bring your family and friends out on the trail to try cross country skiing for the first time!  
  • Fat Bike Demo and Ride, hosted by Methow Cycle & Sport, 9:00am-noon
Saturday, January 24th: 
  • Winter Ultra Trail-Run (~15K) hosted by Rainshadow Running, 8:00am
  • 30K Classic Race or Tour, Winthrop to Mazama, Methow Community Trail, 10:00am
  • Guided snowshoe and natural history tour, 11:00am Sun Mountain Lodge and North Cascades Basecamp
  • Skate Ski Clinic for runners, Rainshadow Running, 12:00-2:00pm
  • Sunday skate race/tour registration and packet pick-up, Red Barn, 4:00-6:00pm.
  • Nordic Festival Dinner, hosted by the MV Nordic Ski Team, 6:00pm Red Barn.
Sunday, January 25th: 
  • 30K Skate Race, Tour and Team Relay, Mazama to Winthrop, MCT.
  • 9:45am Interval start for "Pursuit" racers, based on classic day result.
  • 10:30am self seeded "mass start" for Team Relay and 30K skate tour
  • Post-race party, music and awards ceremony, Location TBA. 12:00-2:00pm


30K Classic/Skate Course Map

Reley Team Exchange & Aid Station Map 


*All timed race fees go up $10 after January 18th
*No refunds after January 15th
*$15 refund/transfer fee

2015 Registration - Opening Soon

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be provided at Brown's Farm and Wolf Ridge Resort (approximately every 10k) from 10:00am until 2:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Racer Transportation
Bus shuttle for Saturday Classic events, departs from Mazama Trailhead at 8:45am.

Bus shuttle for Sunday freestyle events, departs from Winthrop Trailhead at 8:45am.

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.  

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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