Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Annual Mazama Orienteering


Methow Valley Nordic Team meet in Mazama, every team got a map and clues, and ran to each spot for points!

Monday, October 10, 2011

MVNT Registration Dates

Get Ready for the Ski Season - It's Time to Register for Ski Team!!!

October 17 - J3 and Older Registration Meeting, Liberty Bell High School, 5:30 pm, two new programs are being offered this year. A Devolopment Team for both J3 and J2 and older athletes. Click here for more information, registration forms and scholarship applications.

November 1, J4 and Younger Registration Meeting, Methow Valley Elementary School, 5:30 pm, Click here for more information, registration forms and scholarship applications

Friday, September 30, 2011

Ski Ball - November 11, 5:30 PM Red Barn

Get ready for the biggest Methow Valley Nordic team party of the year, the 2011 Ski Ball!

Saturday, November 12, 2011
Doors open at 5:30 pm at the Winthrop Red Barn.
Live music, food and our annual "laugh-out-loud" live and silent auction.

Bring your finest, most elegant dress or suit and win the MVNT "best dress" award and prize.

Interested in donating or becoming a sponsor?

Contact Emily Post, 509-997-2251 or emilyapost@gmail.com 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

MVNT Skiers Attend Western States Youth Festival in Montana

Coaches Leslie and Alex Hall traveled to West Glacier Montana via train
from Wenatchee with 10 kids from the MV NordicTeam for the Western States
Youth Ski Festival which brings together about 150 skiers aged 7-14
mostly from the Intermountain West (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and
Washington).  It was very cold there but the kids managed to deal with
the conditions.  They competed in a skate race, an obstacle course, a
downhill slalom (on the nordic trails) and a classic race with recognition
in each event as well as overall.

On a very chilly Saturday morning in the J3 category, Ella Hall had a
good skate race and placed 3rd in a 3km race won by Reilly Gibson of
Jackson Hole, WY.  Izzy Jennings had a solid race coming in 7th,
followed by Maya Seckinger in 8th, Claire Waichler was 11th,impressing
her coach with her great technique and Sylvie LeDuc 18th in a field of
24.  The two Methow J3 boys, Elliot and Damon Hardwick were30th and 32nd
in their skate race.  We had a stellar showing in the J5 event, with
Novie McCabe leading the field with the fastest time on the 1.4km course
and Gretta Scholz placed third in the 8 girl field.  Walker Hall was
mislead by his coaches and insisted on skiing a 2km course while his
competitors went 1.4km so he ended up13th on that course against older
boys.  But he rallied and came back to win the downhill for the J5's and
place 3rd in the obstacle course that afternoon.  Novie McCabe won the
J5 downhill and the obstacle course for the girls with Gretta Scholz in
5th in the downhill and 4th in the obstacle course.  In the J3 events: 
Maya Seckinger showed great form on the downhill and placed 4th,
followed by Ella Hall in 7th, Izzy Jennings in 15th, Sylvie LeDuc in
16th and Claire Waichler in 18th.  Damon Hardwick was 27th and Elliot
Hardwick 32nd in their downhill races.


Sunday dawned snowy and a bit warmer for some great classic racing.  Our
crew worked hard and had the following results in the 3km classic which
was dominated by Sun Valley skiers:  Maya Seckinger 5th place, Ella Hall
7th place, Izzy Jennings 14th place, Sylvie LeDuc 19th place and Claire
Waichler 21st place.  Elliot and Damon Hardwick were 29th and 31st
respectively.  Our J5 skiers were dominant once again.  Walker Hall won
the 1.4km race with the fastest time on that course, Novie McCabe made
it 4 for 4 wins with a first place in the J5 girls and Gretta Scholz
placed 4th.  The Methow Valley Nordic Team skiers made their coaches
proud by being awarded the Sportsmanship Award for their positive
attitude and helpfulness throughout the weekend.  GREAT JOB TEAM!!

With a train cancellation due to freight train problems we had to search
high and low for a way home in the blizzard.  Thanks to Rob Seckinger
for shuttling David Lawrence to Wenatchee who then drove to meet us in
Spokane where the Whitefish coach delivered our tired but happy team.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Moonlight Ski Tour & Potluck - Sat. Jan. 15

Saturday, January 15th
Meet up for the Methow Valley Nordic club's annual Moonlight Ski and Potluck - Saturday, January 15th!

Meet place: the Mazama Community Center at 6:00p.m. for a pre-ski potluck and feed.

Then, hit the trails and expose yourself to a "waxing gibbous with 81% of the moon¹s visible disk illuminated."²

Bring family and friends - it¹s free and open to anyone and everyone, club members or not.

And be sure to bring good food to share!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bend, Oregon Day One

Awoke early for breakfast included at the Red Lion in Bend. Skied the course this morning. Everyone looks great and ready to race. After our am ski, we waxed then went to town for some big town shopping. Dinner tonight at the hotel. Here's a pic from waxing.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

4th Annual Wooden Ski Classic

Pull on your wool sweaters lace up your leather boots and bring life back to your wooden skis and bamboo poles at the 4th Annual Mazama Wooden Ski Classic Tour and Race on December 31st New Years Eve.

12pm Pine Tar Clinic and Registration
1pm Tour/Race Starts

Suggested donation $10, all funds go to the kids of Methow Valley Nordic so bring out the entire family to participate as spectators or skiers in the history of cross country skiing. 5k Race and 2.5k Tour.

Questions? or want to Help? Contact Chad Gregg chad.gregg@gmail.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

PM Classic Ski Silver Star

Friday afternoon classic ski, power relays and fresh powder, 12 F, worked on mass start, fast and furious downhill craziness.

Silver Star Report Friday afternoon

Enjoy the pictures from a fabulous waxing clinic hosted by Laura McCabe

Happy Thanksgiving from Silver Start, B.C.

We had a wonderful, wintry Thanksgiving at Silver Star.  Big classic ski in the am and an easy skate session in the afternoon.  Light snow, cold temperatures, it's a winter wonderland with lots of smilling faces on the trail.  Thinking of family and friends!  Today we skated about 18 k this morning.  After skiing, the team busted out 70 pushups for not brining water bottles.  Think they will remember next time ;)  Wax clinic this afternoon before a pm classic session.  Working on goals this evening.  Everyone is having a blast.  Picture from Thanksgiving dinner.[[posterous-content:pid___0]]

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kudos for Kilometers!!!

Kudos for Kilometers!  All you Methow Valley Nordic Team skiers!  Keep track of how far you ski this whole winter!  Download your sheet here. Ski further than you ever thought possible.  Record your kilometers and win awards for three different levels at the end of the year banquet:  Bronze level 50kms; Silver level 250kms; and Gold level 500kms.  It is totally voluntary!  Ask your coach how far you skied after every practice. Download your sheet here

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lewis Butte All Team Practice - Let it snow!!!

Lewis Butte All Teams Practice!
Kids being active outside in the snow!!!  It was a great day.
Thanks to all the parents, coaches and kids who came out to enjoy the first snow of the year!
Get outside and play.  See you next Tuesday at Patterson Mountain 1pm.  Ski Ball this Saturday - Live music, prizes and a live and silent auction!!!!
Enjoy the pictures below.

DRYland training on the first snowy day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Great registration meeting last night!

Thanks to Annie B. for a great registration meeting last night.  Highlights: financial aid application due November 29th to Midge Cross.  Winthrop Mountain Sports has created another fantastic ski rental program, be sure to schedule your appointment (check the calendar on the MVNT website for dates). Hats and jackets comming soon!  Registration deadline November 15th.  Want to volunteer coach?  Coaches meeting November 8th, 6pm, Winthrop Physical Therapy.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Nordic Team Coaches Wanted !

Wouldn't you like to be part of this awesome group? MVNT is currently in need of coaches for the 2010-2011 season and beyond. If you have a few extra hours a week and love sharing Nordic skiing with kids, get in touch ... annieb@methownet.com . Previous experience not necessary - just enthusiasm and a lively spirit.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Registration Meeting for the 2010-2011 Season

Time to register your skier for the upcoming MVNT season! The Registration Meeting for new skiers and returning skiers, of elementary school age is WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd @ 5pm @ the MV Elementary School!! We will meet to share plans for the upcoming season, answer questions, hand out the new SmartWool Team Hats and get excited for Nordic Skiing!!