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7th annual community ski race in the Methow Valley

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Methow Trails and the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation are delighted to welcome you to the seventh annual Ski to the Sun Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay on February 8th, 2025. You'll enjoy food, festivities, and fun along the way! Registration opens September 15th, 2025. Stay tuned for details...

Classic & Freestyle division

The course will take racers from Mazama down the valley and up to the sunny slopes of Sun Mountain Lodge for a heart-pounding finish. Steady climbs, fast descents, and festive aid stations await!

Route details are subject to change.

  1. Distance: 40km

  2. Elevation Start: 2,210’ / 673m

  3. Elevation End: 2,680’ / 817m

  4. Total Elevation Gain: +1,932’ / 589m

  5. Total Elevation Loss: -1,040’ / 317m

  6. Team relay: Field limit 225 participants

  7. Marathon categories: Free (skate) or classic, field limit 325

  8. Para Nordic: 10.5km sit ski or standing

Team relay division

Inspired by our popular Sunflower Marathon, Half Marathon, & Relay, the Ski to the Sun Relay encourages skiers of all ages and abilities to join in the festivities! Skiers are welcome to skate or classic, but awards will be based on overall time (no skate and classic divisions).

All route details are subject to change.

  1. Leg 1: Inn Run Loop
    Kid/Beginner Skier - 0.7km

  2. Leg 2: Mazama to Goat Creek Road
    Beginner Skier - 4.8 km

  3. Leg 3: Goat Creek Road to Browns Farm - 7.2 km
    Intermediate Skier - 7.2 km

  4. Leg 4: Browns Farm to Wolf Ridge Resort
    Intermediate/Advanced Skier - 11.7 km

  5. Leg 5: Wolf Ridge Resort to Chickadee Trailhead
    Intermediate/Advanced Skier - 11.3 km

  6. Leg 6: Chickadee Trailhead to Sun Mountain Lodge
    Beginner/Intermediate Skier - 5.2 km

Para Nordic division

The Para Nordic course offers a fun and challenging race from Mazama to Brown’s Farm (10.5km) with categories for standing and sitting racers. Racers will be transported to Sun Mountain Lodge after the race for the awards celebration and lunch.

Course Map

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Registration details

This race will fill, so don’t wait to register once it opens. Registration will open September 15th.

Entry fee includes race bib, custom Ski to the Sun hat, post-race lunch, one free beer (21+), raffle prizes, and awards. No day-of registration. Register early, this event sells out every year.

Methow Trails and Methow Valley Nordic are non-profit organizations.  Income from this event supports year-round trail operations and Nordic ski programming in the Methow Valley. There are no entry refunds, exchanges, transfers or rollovers after January 15th, and the event may be cancelled due to variables beyond our control; severe weather conditions, fire, unhealthy air quality, road closures, natural disasters, or other unforeseeable events. We highly recommend purchasing race insurance through RunReg.

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