We are in the Olympic spirit! As our northern cousins in Vancouver BC are busy giving an international party for the next two weeks, this valley is celebrating winter sports February 12 - 28th by hosting the Methow Olympic Festival.
Starting with Friday night's torchlight ski parade and fireworks, you can participate in snowshoe hikes, Biathlon testing, lighted night skis, but be sure to see "Winter Cowboy" races. Check out the full events schedule at Methow Valley Sports Trail Association.
Spectators in Vancouver won't be able to spin any dog tales like you'll find at the Doggy Dash - a 6 leg ski race for the canines and their best friends on Sunday February 14 at the Winthrop Town Trailhead. Races start at 8:00 am. Costume creators and dogs have been working hard to give their best. Bring your camera.
You're not done yet! After the race, head to the Winthrop Gallery. There are two shows - Dog & Cat Photo show and the Celebration of the Methow Valley Winter. Reception is open to the public 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. See you there!