Methow Pursuit - Jan 26-27th... ...and Grinding Schedul

This coming weekend is the Methow Valley Pursuit.   It's a 2 day Pursuit format with a 15K interval start classic technique race on Saturday the 26th and a pursuit start skate 30K on Sunday.

The MV Pursuit has been a Northwest favorite for years, and this year the ski conditions here have been fabulous.     The Pursuit format, with the 15K classic at Sun Mountain's trail network, and the 30K skate running point-to-point from Mazama to Winthrop, offers a unique and challenging pairing.

There's still time to pre-register and race!

Here are some useful links:

Methow Valley Pursuit Information

Methow Valley Pursuit Wax Tips

15K Classic Course - Sun Mountain Trails

30K Skate Course - Mazama Corral Traihead / Methow Community Trail to Town 

Jan/Feb Stone Grinding Schedule at Nordic Ultratune

You've been training this to get the most from your skiing, so make sure your skis aren't a limiter.

Prepare  all of your skis to run their best

with a fresh grind and hotbox  service.   At Nordic Ultratune, a grind batch starts every Thursday and  those skis are ready for shipping on the following Monday -- just 4 days  later. 

Return shipping is typically FedEx Express Saver, which is 3rd day  delivery.  So, skis that are shipped out on Monday will arrive back to  you on Thursday.

Here's   the upcoming service schedule at Nordic Ultratune.   Use these dates to  make sure you get your skis ready before your most important races.

  • Skis in by Jan 24th will ship out on Dec 28th.
  • Skis in by Jan 31st will ship out on Feb 1st.
  • Skis in by Feb 4th will ship out on Feb 8th.
  • Skis in by Feb 11th will ship out on Feb15th.

You  can see that there are still service batches scheduled before the big marathon events.    There is still time to get a fast grind on your skis before the season's biggest races!    

But don't delay... boards are a joy to ski on, and  they're a real advantage.