Ski Cubs Classic XC Ski Programs for K & 1st/2nd Grade

This January and February, the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation (in partnership with the Methow Valley School District, Sun Mountain Ski, Methow Valley Ski School & Rentals, Winthrop Mountain Sports, and Methow Cycle and Sport) is again 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, every Tuesday from January 8th to February 12th. The program offers 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.


$75 includes instruction, bus transportation from Methow Valley Elementary, ski equipment loan for each session, and FUN!

Some scholarships are available. For scholarship information please contact Ski Cubs Director Keri Moore at the phone number or email listed at the bottom of this page.


1st and 2nd Grade: Tuesdays from 3:15-5:30, January 8-Feb 12, 2019

Kindergarten: Thursdays from 3:15-5:30, January… – February…, 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 parent/guardian 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 blue “SkiReg” link below:

Be sure to register your skier for the correct day!

More Information

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

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