"StorySki" trails are 1 kilometer cross-country ski loops lined with the stories of three delightful children's books, Polar Opposites, Polar Polka and Totem Tales.
The ski trails allow young skiers and their families to ski while reading an entire book, gliding through the magic of winter in the Methow Valley. 18 colorful story-panels usher kids along the trails for a self-guided storybook tour.
Polar Polka will be available on the ski trails leaving from the Mazama Junction. Polar Opposites is located on the free ski oval at the Winthrop Town Trailhead and Totem Tales lines the Ckickadee Loop up at Sun Mountain.
StorySki is funded, in part, by a grant from the Methow Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Washington and by Trails End Bookstore in Winthrop.
Erik Brooks, is the illustrator of many books for children, including several by esteemed authors Betsy Byars, Shirley Climo, and James Cross Giblin. He is the author/illustrator of Polar Opposites, Slow Days, Fast Friends,Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom, and Children's Choices Award Winner, The Practically Perfect Pajamas. His illustrated books include Cat Diaries, Did Feming Rescue Churchill?, Boo's Surprise, Polar Polka, Dog Diaries, Boo's Dinosaur, What Are You Hungry For?,Totem Tale: A Tall Story from Alaska, and Monkey Business: Stories from Around the World, More information on Erik can be found at www.erikbrooks.com