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Intro


Events

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Intro


Events

Endurance sports can be solitary endeavors. Our favorite stories however, come from time spent with old and new friends, sharing a crazy day in a beautiful place. We create experiences to connect with others while getting out of your comfort zone. Join us. 

Ski clinics

Learn to skate or hone your skills. We'll be at Snoqualmie Pass in January and Mazama in February. 

Loup loup ski ski mo mo race

Choose one, two, or three laps up a steep hill, rip your skins, and head back down. Fun for all levels.

Women's winter retreat

Fat biking, skiing, snowshoeing, relaxing, you name it. Join other women for this fun-filled weekend. By popular demand, we added an additional day!

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Winter Nordic Ski Clinics


Nordic Ski Clinics

Snoqualmie Pass and Methow Valley

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Winter Nordic Ski Clinics


Nordic Ski Clinics

Snoqualmie Pass and Methow Valley

Nordic Ski Clinics

Increase your enjoyment in this fantastic winter sport by joining us in one (or both) of our Nordic ski clinics this season! With locations on both sides of the North Cascades, we provide opportunities for beginners and advanced skiers alike to develop and hone their skills, improving the experience and increasing the fun.

While Sam will be the primary coach for all our clinics, we will also occasionally pull in guest instructors to lend a hand with group size and to offer additional perspectives. 

If you can't make either of these, form your own, or for the ladies, come to our Women's Winter Retreat!


Beginner Skate Clinic - Westside Edition

This beginner's clinic will take you through the trails around Snoqualmie Pass. You'll learn how to move down the trail without bonking after five minutes, and find the joy of gliding through a winter landscape.

When: 9am - 11am, January 14, 2017

Where: Crystal Springs Sno-Park; the Erling Stordahl Nordic trail parking is on the left-hand side. 

All cars must display a WA State Sno-Park permit with Special Groomed Sticker (purchase HERE)

Who: Anyone! We will likely split into two groups; those who have used skis before and are looking to improve their technique, and those who are first-timers. With two coaches, we'll be able to divide our time so each group gets the benefits of both instructors.

Cost: $55 per person ($50 if paying with a check)

How: Register here, then either send a check to Cascade Endurance, PO Box 196, Winthrop, WA, 98862, or pay using a credit card with the link below.

Nordic equipment is available to rent at the following Seattle area locations:

- REI (downtown)

- Snoqualmie Pass Nordic Center, Hyak Lodge


Beginner Skate Clinic - Mazama Corral Trailhead, Mazama, WA - February 11th

We'll use the Mazama trailhead for this beginner's clinic, that begins with a wide-open flat trail: perfect for learning the basic technique and getting your ski-legs. After the clinic, take your newly-learned skills out to the nearby hills and discover some of the beautiful winter terrain available.

When: 9-11am; February 11, 2014

Where: Mazama Corral Trailhead, Mazama, WA

Who: Anyone! We will likely split into two groups; those who have used skis before and are looking to improve their technique, and those who are first-timers. With two coaches, we'll be able to divide our time so each group gets the benefits of both instructors.

Cost: $55 per person ($50 if you pay with a check)

How: Register here, then pay by sending a check to Cascade Endurance, PO Box 196, Winthrop, WA, 98862 or with a credit card using the link to the right.

Nordic equipment is available to rent at the following Methow locations:

 
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Loup Loup Ski Ski Mo Mo Race


Our events bring people together to share challenging and fun experiences in beautiful places. Join us.

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Loup Loup Ski Ski Mo Mo Race


Our events bring people together to share challenging and fun experiences in beautiful places. Join us.

Loup Loup Ski Ski Mo Mo Race

January 28, 2017, Loup Loup Ski Bowl

The time has come! The Methow Valley has its first randonee race at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl.

Our race features a narrow, steep climb up a forested slope before topping out at the summit of the Loup, nearly 1300' higher. Rip your skins and carve your way down Ridge Run to the Start/Finish/Lap zone, and head back up again (and again) if you so desire.

In addition to the races, we will have demos, and prizes and awards for our top finishers in each category and distance. 

Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

DETAILS

What: An all-welcoming randonee race on some fantastic NW terrain. Choose from three categories: 

  • Beginner: 1 lap
  • Intermediate: 2 laps
  • Advanced: 3 laps

*Each lap gains and loses approximately 1300 vertical feet

**The downhill portion of the race is on a Blue run of alpine resort; no epic cliff jumps or narrow slot skiing necessary

 

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Start Times:

  • Advanced (9am)
  • Intermediate (9:05am)
  • Beginner (9:10am); waves may be combined depending on participant numbers

WHERE:

Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Twisp, WA

(~4 hours from Seattle; 2 hours from Penticton; 3 hours from Spokane

How:

Early Registration (by December 31st): $50

January 1st - January 22nd: $55

Late Registration (until January 28th): $60

Day-of-Race Registration: $65


Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

Photo by Seth Keena-Levin

General Rules and Information:

  • The race director reserves the right to delay the start, alter the course or cancel the race based on snow, weather and safety conditions.
  • Racers are required to abide by all directives of the race staff and course marshals.
  • The race will take place on an operational ski area and all racers are required to comply with any directions or directives of the ski area staff.
  • Racers are to give the right of way to the customers of the ski area, failure to do so will result in an immediate DQ.
  • On uphill portions, racers are to stay in the established skin track or within 5 feet of the course markings. On the downhill, racers are required to stay within 30 feet of course markings.
  • Transitions must occur within 20 feet of transition point.
  • Racers agree to possible equipment check before race and at the finish line.
  • All racers regardless of category will have a ski retention device that can include brakes or a leash.
  • No lightweight Nordic gear is allowed in either category.
  • Helmets are required to be worn during the ENTIRETY of the race. (These can be bike, ski, climbing or ski mountaineering specific helmets).
  • If you opt not to finish the race you MUST check in at a course marshal or at the finish area. Otherwise we will be out looking for you.
  • Racers should be prepared for variable weather including but not limited to snow, high winds and cold temperatures.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Goggles, helmet shield or sunglasses
  • Windproof upper body layer must be worn or carried in pack
  • Participants must be on alpine style skis or split boards with metal edges. Randonee, tech, telemark or split board bindings are all acceptable in this category.
  • All participants are required to use climbing skins.

Questions, or want to volunteer? Email sam@cascadeendurance.com. 

The Loup Loup Rando Race operates under special use permit with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Cascade Endurance is an equal opportunity provider.

 
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Women's Spring Trail Running Retreat


WOMEN'S RUNNING AND YOGA RETREAT

Run, Yoga, Rejuvenate, Repeat.

April 20-23, 2017

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Women's Spring Trail Running Retreat


WOMEN'S RUNNING AND YOGA RETREAT

Run, Yoga, Rejuvenate, Repeat.

April 20-23, 2017

Women's Trail Running Retreat

April 20-April 23, 2017: Winthrop, WA

It's the sixth annual Women's Trail Running and Yoga Retreat!

Join us for an extended getaway to experience the best the Methow has to offer: sun, fun trails, snow-capped mountain views, wildflowers, and relaxation in a beautiful place. We'll be based at Winthrop's Sun Mountain Lodge so you can drive in on Thursday and not get in your car until you leave on Sunday. They also have the best hot tub view of any I've seen.

New this year, Bree Dillon of Bree Dillon Yoga is our yoga leader. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working with athletes of all kinds, helping them find more balance in their active lives. We're excited to combine forces to bring you a more cohesive weekend of running, yoga, and how to transfer what you learn and practice this weekend to your daily life.

Late April brings myriad wildflowers valley-wide. We'll tour the area on daily runs (or twice daily if you're so inclined) lasting between one and four hours. You'll have the chance to work on running technique, learn how to stay injury-free and how to eat for optimal performance with nourishing meals to fuel and refuel. Or, spend time between runs and yoga practice just hanging out by the pool: this retreat is for everyone!

Interested in what the weekend is about? Read Michele's account of last year's event or check out these beautiful photos by Hannah Dewey Photography. For the tentative schedule, click here.

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The plan: wake up, eat yummy food, run, eat yummy food, practice yoga, relax, eat yummy food, sleep, repeat.

When: Thursday, April 20-Sunday April 23, 2017

What: running, yoga, good food, new friends, sun.

Cost: $350. Includes the following:

  • Hosted Hors d'Oeuvres and drinks Thursday evening, and all breakfasts and lunches
  • Guided trail runs in groups based on level and distance
  • Daily yoga practice with an emphasis on running muscles
  • Running technique work
  • Injury prevention/strength session
  • Optional talks on building a training plan and nutrition
  • Technical shirt (Outdoor Research) and other goodies from our partners
  • Demo products from Ultimate Directions, and La Sportiva
  • Photos by Hannah Dewey Photography
  • Warm sun and new friends

How:  Fill this out first, then click on the button below to pay using a cc, or send a check to PO Box 196, Winthrop, WA, 98103 (a check saves you the cc fee). Please make sure you filled out the form linked above, if you send a check.

Sun Mountain Lodge offers a special room rate for retreat participants of $113 + tax per night, single or double occupancy. Additional persons are $10 per person, per night (four person maximum per room). Call them directly (online reservations won't give you the discount) to make room reservations at: 800-572-0493. As I love a girls' weekend, bring a friend and get a discount.

If you need to cancel your registration for some reason, you will get a full refund with 90 days notice, 75% refund with 60 days notice, 50% refund with 30 days notice. With less than 30 days notice, you may transfer your registration to another event, but no refunds will be given. Thanks for understanding.

Don't forget to fill out this form before you pay (thanks)!

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Cascade Endurance operates under special use permit with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.

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Fall Trail Running Camp


Fall Trail Running Camp

October 6-9, 2016

It's a wrap! We had a blast and look forward to next year.

Dates TBA.

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Fall Trail Running Camp


Fall Trail Running Camp

October 6-9, 2016

It's a wrap! We had a blast and look forward to next year.

Dates TBA.

Fall Trail Running Camp

Running, Strength, Technique, Food

October 6 - 9, 2016: Mazama, WA

We're excited to offer a Fall Trail Running Camp, a three-day destination event in the beautiful Methow Valley with coached workouts and informative talks all tailored to to help you in building a repertoire of workout formats and techniques will ensure that you stay strong and capable on the trails. 

Our venue is Mazama, WA: an athletic paradise with hundreds of miles of trail and dirt road for running, steep hill work, and "field strength" exercises. Participants can choose their lodgings (below are suggestions for good group options), and our rallying point will be the Mazama Community Center, where our private camp chef will have delicious and healthy meals and snacks for us on either end of our training sessions. We'll also host some technique and training talks here, even a yoga session for those interested!

Running the ridge above Mazama.

Running the ridge above Mazama.

The plan: Morning and afternoon training sessions, with emphases on developing aerobic capacity and building strength. In between, eat delicious meals, rest and recover, and partake of the beautiful Methow fall weather!

When: Thursday October 6th through Sunday, October 9th

What: Trail running, strength training, food, yoga, fun, friends

Cost: $375 ($350 if you bring a friend). Includes the following:

  • All breakfasts, lunches and snacks; dinner on Thursday and Saturday nights
  • Guided group workouts with options for different levels and distances
  • Optional yoga practice on Saturday afternoon
  • Technique work and individual coaching help throughout all sessions
  • Evening talks on injury prevention and laying out a training plan for the winter
  • Technical shirt and other goodies from our partners
  • Demo products from La Sportiva and Ultimate Directions
  • Photos from Hannah Dewey Photography
  • Warm days, cool nights, and a tired-but-happy you come Sunday afternoon!

Register here.

Lodging is separate, so you can camp, stay with friends, share a house with friends, or stay at a local lodge. The Mazama Ranch House is right next to where we'll be for the weekend, as is Mazama Country Inn. The closest campground is Early Winters, with Driveway Butte being just a couple miles further. Email info@cascadeendurance.com if you have questions.

Fall Training Camp
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Fall Training Camp - Bring a Friend
350.00

Price includes cc fee. If you want to avoid the $10 fee, send a check to PO Box 196, Winthrop, WA 98862

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If you need to cancel your registration for some reason, you will get a full refund with 90 days notice, 75% refund with 60 days notice, 50% refund with 30 days notice. With less than 30 days notice, you may transfer your registration to another event, but no refunds will be given. Thanks for understanding.

Sun, golden grass, and snow-capped mountains...

Sun, golden grass, and snow-capped mountains...

Soft light and mountain views await!

Soft light and mountain views await!