The Washington Nordic Cup (WNC) is a fun and youth-focused cross country ski race series open to skiers ages 6 – 19. There are five race events during the winter season. Event locations are throughout the east side of the Cascade Mountains. WNC Member Clubs from each area host the races. The clubs are members of the Pacific Northwest Ski & Snowboard Association (PNSA), a member division of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
The goal of the WNC is to create fun, low cost, and low stress racing opportunities that are close to our home towns in Washington State. Races will be a mix of traditional diagonal stride in the tracks and skate technique. Some events will have course themes such as skiercross with jumps, bumps, and obstacles, while others will have outfit themes such as crazy tights.
Participants will register for each race individually. Skiers will earn points at each race based on how they finish relative to skiers of similar age and sex. Points earned will automatically be calculated and added to the WNC Results. At the last race of the season, top point earners will be recognized and earn prizes.
Plain Valley Nordic Team is excited to host Race #4 of the five-race Washington Nordic Cup series. This cross country ski race is a fun and youth-focused series open to skiers of all ages.
Plain Valley Ski Trails
located directly across from
18636 Beaver Valley Road
Plain, WA 98826
All races are open to all ages and abilities. All races will be skate technique. Skier-cross elements are part of all distances of this race. It is important that athletes inspect and ski the course prior to their race. These elements can include jumps, steep descents, obstacles, irregular bumps, and more.
Awards will be given per race according to WNC scoring guidelines at Washington Nordic Cup Guidelines.
To be scored as a participant in the WNC Series, skiers must follow the below distance guidelines. Any skier wishing to ski a distance different from their age-designated race will receive the minimum points score for that event in the WNC.
6 km – Race open to all ages. Scoring for U16, U18 and U20.
2.2 km – Race open to all ages. Scoring for U12 and U14.
1.5 km – Race open to all ages. Scoring for U8 and U10.
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Race Number Pickup
11:00 am: 6 km Race
11:30 am: 2.2 km Race
Noon: 1.5 km Race
12:15pm: Lollipop Race
Awards to follow
Free! Please register online by 5 pm, Friday, February 7th.
For more information click here.