Ski Cubs Classic XC Ski Programs for Kindergarten, and 1st/2nd Grade

This January and February, the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Educational Foundation (in partnership with the Methow Valley School District, Sun Mountain Ski, Methow Valley Ski School & Rentals, Winthrop Mountain Sports, Methow Trails and Methow Cycle and Sport) is offering after school cross country ski programs for 1st and 2nd graders on Tuesdays and Kindergarten on Thursdays.

Program Details

The program runs for 6 weeks in January and February, offering a fun, short season of introductory classic skiing with games and instruction. Ski Cubs is separate from Methow Valley Nordic Team practices. The Ski Cubs program makes every effort to remove barriers (transportation, ski gear, cost) to welcome any child who has interest in trying this fun and accessible sport in our Valley. Skiers must come prepared with warm and appropriate clothing for 1.5 hours in the snow. There is spot on the registration form to indicate any needed appropriate clothing.


$ 50  includes instruction, bus transportation from Methow Valley Elementary, ski equipment at each session, and FUN!

Families wanting help with tuition are invited to apply online for financial assistance.  If you have any questions, please contact Pete Leonard, MVNSEF Executive Director.


1st and 2nd Grade: Tuesdays from 3:15-5:00, January 7 – February 11, 2020

Kindergarten: Thursdays from 3:15-5:00, January 9 – February 13, 2020


We expect to ski from the Elementary School every session, using the lower portions of the McCabe trails at the High School. However, bus transportation will be provided if low snow conditions require moving the sessions.


Instruction is provided by Methow Valley Nordic coaches, instructors, and volunteers. Keri Moore, Ski Cubs director is your main contact for all questions. Coaches will be present to greet and oversee students from the end of school until pickup.


Skis and boots are provided for each session, compliments of Sun Mountain Ski, Methow Valley Ski School & Rentals, and Methow Cycle and Sport. (Poles are only used – and will be provided – the last two sessions).

Skiers must come prepared with warm and appropriate clothing for 1.5 hours in the snow. If you have trouble coming up with the clothing, let Keri know (contact information below).

If you would like to rent skis for the entire ski season for your child outside of the Ski Cub sessions, Winthrop Mountain Sports is offering a reduced price classic skis, boots and poles package for $50 per student. IF you would like a combined skate/classic package for the season please talk to Rita at Winthrop Mountain Sports. To obtain either package, call Rita Kenny at Winthrop Mountain Sports AFTER 1 December to reserve a package. Contact Rita if you need a scholarship to offset the cost of seasonal rentals.


Limited to 30 skiers each day. To register click on the SkiReg icon below:

Be sure to register your skier for the correct day!  1st/2nd Grade is on Tuesday and Kindergarten is on Thursday!

More Information

Call Keri Moore at (509)991-1647 or email her at

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