Try Biathalon - February
Methow Valley Nordic - Try Biathalon
Two times each winter Methow Valley Biathlon hosts Try Biathlon Events. MVB Team shares details on equipment, history, training and safety of the sport before participants take turns shooting at targets and skiing a short and easy biathlon course. Open to ages 9 and older, no previous experience in biathlon required. First come, first shoot. This is a fundraiser for the Methow Valley Biathlon Team. Methow Trails ski pass is required as you ski out to the biathlon range.
- Location: Mazama Biathlon Range, 1.5 km east of Corral trailhead; participants must ski out to the range.
- Registration 10am – 1pm at the range.
- Event 10:30am – 2 pm.
- Suggested Donation: $25 to cover cost of ammunition and assist MVB’s mission.
Biathlon is the unique winter sport that combines two challenging disciplines into one exciting event, Nordic skiing and shooting. The Methow Valley is home to one of the most successful and inclusive biathlon programs in the United States. Led by coach Betsy Devin-Smith, Methow Valley Biathlon is a program for both youth and adults. Methow Valley Biathlon trains and competes on two biathlon ranges. One range is located in Mazama right on the MVSTA ski trails, the other range is located at Liberty Bell High School.
Methow Valley Biathlon’s goal is to promote the sport of biathlon to all ages and abilities. Rifle safety, sportsmanship, discipline and fun are hallmarks of the program.