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Don’t give up on the Nordic skiing season

WINTERSPORTS — Washington still offers decent opportunities for cross-country skiing, despite last week's record high temperatures and rain.

One benefit of the unseasonably warm weather:  the roads to the ski areas such as Mount Spokane are bare.

Langlauf 10K a nordic race for all kinds

WINTER SPORTS — The annual Langlauf cross-country ski race at Mount Spokane has equal parts of waxing anxiety, sweat, cheering, food — and a lot of hope for placing high in an age group or winning one of the many drawings for thousands of dollars worth of prizes. 

It's a colorful event that attracts participants spaning 80 years of age.

Check it out in this gallery of photos I shot today while skiing the race with 244 other participants.

250 skiers brave cold, fog at Langlauf 10K

NORDIC SKIING — A few skis got tangled during the mass start for 250 competitors in the 34th annual Langlauf 10-kilometer cross-country ski race Sunday at Mount Spokane.

But the event went smoothly and, as usual, the field feasted on soup an treats before hanging around, listening to a fiddle-accordian band. Then they stepped up to an award ceremony that handed out medals, ribbons and thousands of dollars worth of prizes to participants regardless of how fast they put away the course.

See results and winners of all age groups here.

See a gallery of photos here.

It's the classiest nordic skiing event in the region.

The fastest skiers through the foggy conditions were Brad Bauer, 38, of Seattle, the overall winner in 27:33, and Deb Bauer, 46, of Spokane, the top female in 33:01.