Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 56° Cloudy

Outdoors blog

Mount Spokane Nordic Cup, Junior Qualifier this weekend

WINTERSPORTS --

The Mount Spokane Nordic Cup and Junior National Qualifier will attract about 400 athletes, families and coaches from Pacific Northwest clubs to the state park’s cross-country trails with races running 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The USSA-sanctioned race based out of Selkirk Lodge have categories for men and women, kids to masters and seniors. Mass start and interval start racing will feature classic and freestyle techniques.

“This race will be the third and last opportunity for these regionals skiers to qualify for nationals,” said Mike Burns, race director and member of the hosting Spokane Nordic Ski Association. “Qualifying Cross Country skiers will join the Pacific Northwest junior national team to compete at the national championships in Lake Placid, New York, March 3-11.”

Brett Ford, winner of the 2017 Spokane Langlauf on Sunday, will be a local favorite, Burns said. He will be competing with about 140 teens from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana vying for 32 spots, OR, ID, MT, vying for 32 spots to make the regional team to nationals.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Outdoors blog
Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

Follow Rich online:




Go to the full Outdoors page