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Come to the Rodeo and help kick off the Methow Valley race season!

What: A fun race day for all ages and abilities. Skate races for all, followed by optional relays and obstacle courses. Let ‘er buck!

When: Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Where: McCabe Trails, Liberty Bell High School, Winthrop WA.  

To Register: Scroll down to the SkiReg button at the bottom of this page.

Dec 21 Snow Conditions Update: The McCabe Trails received good coverage in Monday’s snowstorm and the grooming crew has been working hard to create a solid platform. At this point we are confident that the race will be held at the McCabe Trails, as originally planned.

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Race Details

Skate Races: choose between

10 km (two laps of the full 5 km course),

5 km rowdier (one lap of the full 5 km course)

5 km gentler (two laps of a less hilly course),

2.5 km, or

1.5 km. 

There will also be a free lollipop race for the little kids.

After the skate races there will be a 1 km relay for all skiers, with 3-person teams put together by the race organizers. Get ready to mix it up with new friends and old!

Also after the skate races there will be obstacle courses to test your skills and give you thrills!


7:45am – 8:45am, December 27: Late Registration, Bib Pickup for all racers, and Course Inspection

9:00 am:  1.5 km race

9:20 am:   2.5 km  and 5 km gentler races

10:00 am: 5 km rowdier and 10 km races start (may be divided into waves depending on total numbers)

10:30 am: Obstacle Course opens

11:00 am: Lollipop race, followed by Relay

Awards to follow

Washington Cup Series

We are proud to be a part of the Washington Cup, a series of races for young competitors to develop their skiing and racing skills independent of the Junior National qualifying circuit. Athletes from around the region will compete this weekend for points, all building toward the season-ending finale races in March. Participants in the Washington Cup should follow the below distance guidelines to be scored:

U8: lollipop race

U10, U12, U14: 2.5 km

U16+: 5 km

Any skiers wishing to ski a different distance for their age will receive the minimum points score for that event in the Washington Cup.

Registration and Fees

Online, advance registration is strongly encouraged because it greatly helps the volunteer crew organizing the race. (Note: there is no pre-registration for the U8 lollipop race. U8 skiers register in person on race day).

Entry Fees for online registration through Sunday, December 24 (fees go up after that):

Under 8            Free, register in person on race day

Age 8-19           $10

Ages 20+          $20

Cost for online registration goes up $5 after Sunday, December 24, and closes at 5 pm on 12/26.

Day-of-race registration will be available for $10 above the early price. Day of race registration is 7:45 – 8:45 am. Day-of-race payment is by check or exact cash only.

Trail passes are not required for racers or spectators.


Nordic Ultratune in Winthrop has donated a pair of Madshus Redline Carbon Skate Cold racing skis to be raffled off as part of the Rodeo.

New for Fall 2018, Madshus has re-designed the Redline Carbon Skate to give Team Madshus athletes the confidence to shatter records on skate courses all over the world. P200 Nano Black base, super lightweight construction and the ideal camber/stiffness profile for a XC ski. The Redline Carbon Skate Cold boasts superior gliding properties and maximum power transfer. This ski is the fastest ski we have ever made.

Retail value $699.00.  Can be exchanged at Nordic Ultratune in Winthrop for the correct length/flex.

Raffle tickets can be purchased when you register on SkiReg. Just add raffle tickets before finishing the checkout process.

To register, click on the SkiReg button:


2017 Race Results

2016 Race Results
2015 Race Results

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