Regrettably we have to cancel the WBA Biathlon competitions set for February 8th and 9th in the Methow. There is insufficient snow in Winthrop for skiing at the LBHS range and McCabe Memorial trails. We examined the possibility of moving the race to the range at Mazama and contacted Methow Valley Biathlon and the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association for input. The consensus is that the trails in Mazama have limited snow and are being very heavily used due to the lack of snow elsewhere in the valley. MVSTA asked that we not consider that option. We looked at one other option, Whistler BC but we do not have the support staff available to organize that on such short notice.
The races set for February 22nd and 23rd at Stevens Pass are on and there is no thought to cancelling any other events this season.
The biathlon clinic for the upcoming weekend is FULL, with perhaps a couple of spots left for the skate clinic. However, snow conditions at SPNC are marginal at best - please stay tuned for announcements.
The February 8th and 9th races are at Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop, not SPNC as previously posted on the calendar.
Andrew from Telemark Biathlon sent this along:
For those interested in an interim biathlon event, please check out Telemark Biathlon's December 28-29, 2013 Sprint and Individual events in West Kelowna, BC.
The course is very similar to Stevens Pass except the range is only 150 meters from the lodge. As a regional race it is expected to be less formal than a BC Cup event. Good lodging within 15-minutes of the venue is available along with a range of dining opportunities. It is a great place to ski and to test your biathlon preparation before the WBA series kicks!
7:30pm, Second Ascent
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