Methow Masters Nordic Race and Tour Schedule 2011-12
This list includes cross-country ski races and tours held locally and regionally as well as some popular events in Rocky Mountain states and California. Note this has a Methow bias---if an out-of-area event conflicts with a good local event, it may not be listed here. Only adult distances are listed. Please check back later this fall and in early winter for additional events, including local ski training races (time trial format) put on by the MVN Team and Club. Details and even dates for some traditional races in the NW region are not set yet as of this writing.
For all the great non-race ski events going on in the Methow Valley, please go the Events page. For weekly training groups and offseason events, see the Methow Masters Nordic webpage. For a juniors-oriented schedule, go to the MVNT website.
To report errors or other concerns, please write to Scott Waichler. For more info about cross-country races in British Columbia, visit Cross-Country BC. For local biathlon events, please visit Methow Valley Biathlon. For non-local biathlon events, please visit Washington Biathlon Association, US Biathlon, and BC Biathlon.
Please remember that some trailheads outside the Methow Valley require parking permit(s). Some, like the wonderful Loup Loup South Summit trails, which are groomed every Friday morning, require only a Sno-Park permit ($40 season). Others, such as the Cabin Creek trails (Kongsberger Ski Club) and Mt. Spokane, also require a special grooming sticker ($40 season), or the purchase of a one-day Sno-Park permit ($20). Washington State permits can be purchased online: http://www.parks.wa.gov/winter/permits/.
During Thanksgiving week, Methow Masters will be found skiing here at home, at Sovereign Lake/Silver Star, and West Yellowstone!
12/31/11. Ski Rodeo. 5 or 10 k Freestyle race, Mazama. MVSTA.
12/31/11. Biathlon Safety and Marksmanship Clinic. Learn rifle safety, get certified to shoot a biathlon rifle, and learn beginning marksmanship skills. Afternoon after Ski Rodeo. Mazama. Methow Valley Biathlon.
1/1/12. New Year's Blast Biathlon Race. Mazama. Methow Valley Biathlon.
1/7-1/8/12. Sunnyside PNSA JOQ/Masters. Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR.
1/14/12. Skirennen Citizens Race, Leavenworth, WA. 10k freestyle on fast, gently rolling golf course trails, Leavenworth.
1/14/12. Reino Keski Salmi Loppet. Salmon Arm, BC.
1/21-1/22/12. Methow Valley Pursuit. MVSTA.
1/28/12. Kelowna Apple Loppet. Kelowna, BC.
1/29/12. Teacup Classic. 15km classic race, Mt. Hood, OR.
2/4-2/5/12. Bavarian Cup JOQ/Masters. Ski Hill trails, Leavenworth, WA.
2/4/12. Boulder Mountain Tour. 30k freestyle. Sun Valley, ID.
2/4/12. Cariboo Marathon Gold Rush. 100 Mile House, BC.
2/10-2/12/12. 2012 AXCS National Masters Championships. Traverse City, MI.
2/11/12. Nickel Plate Loppet Loppet. Penticton, BC.
2/12/12. Spokane Langlauf. 10k classic. Mt. Spokane, WA.
2/18/12. Tour of the Methow. Untimed tour; choose to ski 20, 30, 50, 60, or 80 k. Followed by MV Nordic Club annual potluck at the Winthrop Barn, 5:30 pm. MVNC.
2/19/12. Kongsberger Stampede. 15k Skiathlon. Cabin Creek trail system, Snoqualmie Pass, WA. KSC.
2/18-2/19/12. Spokane Nordic JOQ/Masters. Mt. Spokane, WA.
2/25/12. Kelowna Nordic Loppet. 30k freestyle. Kelowna, BC.
2/25/12. Payakentsut Marathon. 50k freestyle or classic. Callaghan Valley, BC (near Whistler).
2/25/12. American Birkebeiner. 53k freestyle. Hayward, Wisconsin.
2/25/12. Hog Loppet Tour. 30k untimed tour. Start at Mission Ridge, finish at Blewett Pass. Groomed most of the way; skating is possible but classic perhaps more enjoyable. Bus shuttles from Leavenworth and Wenatchee available. LWSC.
3/1-3/9/12. 2012 Masters World Cup. Oberwiesenthal, Germany.
3/3/12. Blackjack Loppet. 30k. Rossland, BC.
3/3/12. Yellowstone Rendezvous Race. 25k classic, 25 or 50k freestyle. West Yellowstone, MT.
3/3/12. Winter Triathlon. MVSTA.
3/10/12. Sovereign Lake Loppet. 30k. Vernon, BC.
3/11/12. Ozbaldy Marathon. 50k freestyle. Cabin Creek trail system, Snoqualmie Pass, WA. KSC.
3/17/12. Great Nordeen Race. Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR.
For more information, please contact:
The Methow Valley Nordic Club and Team
are part of the Methow Valley Ski Education