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Methow Valley Supertour one month before Olympics

Fri, Jun  26, 2009 - By Kristen Smith

Methow Valley SuperTour Ski Race
Presented by the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association 
Title Sponsorship provided by AeroMech and Nordic Ultratune
January 16 &17, 2010

Winthrop, Washington- On Saturday January 16 and Sunday January 17, 2010, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA) will host the Methow Valley Super Tour.

The Methow Valley Supertour is one of thirteen races in the nationwide SuperTour race circuit. Racers compete for cash prizes, USSA points, SuperTour series points and FIS points. The Methow Valley SuperTour will be held Martin Luther King Weekend, one month before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada. It is expected that the best Nordic ski racers from the United States, Canada and overseas will attend.

Youth skiers will also compete this weekend in Junior Olympic Qualifying Races as part of the SuperTour weekend. This is a tremendous opportunity for junior skiers to race right alongside some of the best skiers in the world.

Methow Valley Supertour


Collegiate ski teams, Senior and Master skiers will also be racing this weekend in their respective categories.

The race will be held on Methow Valley ski trails specifically created for competition. The race course is located next to Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop. The race course is set at a similar elevation as the Olympic race course and has a challenging profile, making it a very attractive race for these world-class athletes. Racers will compete in a 1.3km skate sprint race on Saturday. On Sunday the men race a 15km classic distance race and the women and juniors a 10K classic distance race. The race course is very spectator-friendly allowing viewing from the stadium bleachers as well as alongside the race course. 
 
MVSTA is honored to host a race of this caliber. Racers and spectators will be treated to the all best the Methow Valley has to offer. More information can be found at http://www.mvsta.com/winter/supertour.html.  This site will be continually updated as the race draws nearer. 

The Methow Valley SuperTour title sponsors are AeroMech and Nordic Ultratune.

Additional race sponsors are Backcountry Coffee, Central Reservations, The Chewuch Inn, Methow Cycle & Sport, Mazama Ranch House, River’s Edge Resort, Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop Mountain Sports and the Winthrop Red Apple Market.

The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting environmentally sound recreation on or near the trail system in the Methow Valley. The trail system includes over 200 kilometers of groomed trails and is recognized as one of the finest trail systems in North America for cross-country skiing, off-road biking and hiking.