MVN Classes and Clinics 2019-20

Let Methow Valley Nordic help you improve your skiing and have more fun doing it! Join our experienced and skilled instructors and take your skiing to the next level. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or a seasoned glider, our classes and clinics will help you hone your skills to make the most of our fantastic sport.

All classes are organized by ability level. Class sizes are small, generally no more than eight, to give you plenty of personal attention.

Scroll down for more information about each of our offerings, and to register.

December Camp

December 19-22, 2019 (begins 5 PM Thursday)

Three days of professional instruction in small group sizes with a fantastic group of coaches from throughout the western US.  The camp also features evening presentations, morning yoga, ski demos from all the major brands and more!  Skate and classic or skate-only options.  Based at the Sun Mountain Lodge, the camp includes breakfast and lunch each day.  Trail passes, lodging and dinners are not included.

For more information, visit the camp webpage here.

To register visit Skireg.com

MVN Members Clinic

January 11-12, 2020

This weekend ski clinic for adult MVN members is a great way to get lots of coaching in a short period of time. Two full days of instruction based at the Mazama Community Center, one day of skating and one day of classic, with lunch both days catered by Stew Dietz. Small class sizes based on ability, from Beginners to Advanced.

Register on Skireg.com

Weekly Classes

Methow Valley Nordic offers classes for a full range of abilities, from beginner to advanced.  Class sizes are small, generally not more than eight, so you get plenty of individual attention.  You must be a member to take a class, but it’s easy to join MVN here.

Each class meets once a week for eight weeks in January and February, except the fitness classes which start in December and meet for twelve weeks.  Half the classes are classic and half are skating, with the actual technique of each class determined weekly based on snow conditions.  Classes meet at a variety of trailheads around the valley.

Here’s a quick run down of ability levels: beginners can shuffle around, advanced skiers can move pretty fast, and other skiers are in between.  If you are unsure of your ability, please use your best judgement.  We will be happy to help you change groups after classes begin to find the best fit for you.

Registration is open on Skireg.com

Register here for Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classes

Register here for the Fitness and Race Training (FART) Group

Register here for the Fitness and Technique Training (FATT) Group

Beginner and Advanced Beginner

Tuesdays, January 7 – March 3 (No class Feb 18) 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Intermediate

Thursdays, January 9 – March 5 (No class Feb 20), 9:00 – 10:30 or 11:00 – 12:30

Advanced

Wednesdays, January 8 – February 26, 9:00 – 10:30

Fitness and Race Training (FART)

Tuesdays, December 10 – March 10 (No session Dec 24 and 31), 9:00 – 10:30

Emphasis is on interval training, with some technique coaching. 

You don’t have to be a racer to join FART!  Everyone can enjoy the benefits of interval training, and there’s no easier way to get out for a challenging workout than to share the fun with an enthusiastic group of like-minded individuals!

Fitness and Technique Training (FATT)

Thursdays, December 5 – February 27 (No session Dec 26), 9:00 – 10:30

Fitness training through a focus on developing technique.  This winter our plan is to have a special emphasis on developing strength and integrating that with our technique to become more efficient and effective skiers.

Junior Team Parent Classes

If you are a parent of a Junior Team skier and want some instruction while your kids are training, parent classes will meet on six consecutive Thursdays starting January 10. Sessions will alternate between skating and classic. There is no charge for these classes.

To register or for more information please contact Leslie Hall at 509-996-6000. 

Registration Information

Costs

Eight-week classes cost $150 per participant.

Twelve-week classes (FART and FATT) and the Members Clinic cost $225 per participant.

Methow Valley Nordic Membership

Membership is required for participants in the Members Clinic and Weekly Classes.  Individual memberships are $25 per year and family memberships are $40 per year.

To join MVN, please click this link. Membership and class registration will be two separate transactions.

Trail Passes

All skiers need a Methow Trails pass. (Methow Trails, which does all the trail grooming, is a different organization from Methow Valley Nordic). Methow Trails offers daily and multi-day passes, as well as season and lifetime passes.

Trail Passes are not included in registration fees. Registration for the December Camp has a trail pass purchase option if you do not otherwise have one. For the Members Clinic, passes can be bought nearby at the Mazama Store or the Mazama Ski School, as well as a number of other businesses in the valley. To buy a pass directly from Methow Trails click HERE.

Refunds and Late Registration

Refund Policy: MVNSEF has a no refund policy if you cancel your registration within 30 days of the start of classes. If we are forced to cancel due to adverse conditions we will refund the portion of your fees that have not already been spent. The December Camp has its own refund policy; please refer to the FAQ page for details.

Late Registration Policy: MVNSEF accepts late registration for its weekly classes and training groups subject to available space.  Fees will not be prorated.  If you are looking for a small number of lessons consider contacting the Mazama Ski School or Sun Mountain Ski School.

For More Information

For the December Camp: Leslie Mittendorf – methowskicamp@yahoo.com

For Members Clinic or Weekly Classes: Pete Leonard – ED@mvnsef.org, 509-341-4450