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Downhill Skiing

Photo by Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort
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Nordic Skiing

Photo by Leavenworth Winter Sports Club
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Tour de Bloom

Photo by Frank Cone

Ridge racers off to fast start

BEND, Ore. — The Mission Ridge Ski Team began the new year in fine fashion with several top placings at the first Northwest Cup series of the season. MRSTTobler2Small

Mission Ridge’s Max Tobler captured both men’s slalom races on Jan. 3-4 at Mount Bachelor.

Teammate Brian Davidson took second in each race. Another MRST athlete, Gunnar Lundteigen, was fifth on Jan. 3 and eighth on Jan. 4.

In the women’s slalom, MRST’s Sylvia Coston was third on the first day and sixth the second day.

The Northwest Cup series continues Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Stevens Pass and Feb. 17-22 at Mount Bachelor. The Northwest Cup Finals will be held April 10-12 at Mission Ridge.

— AdventureWenatchee

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By Steve Maher
AdventureWenatchee.com

WENATCHEE — The second-annual Wenatchee Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will be held Friday, April 17, at the Wenatchee Convention Center, organizing group TedDriven announced Tuesday.

TedDriven also puts on the Wenatchee Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K race. The running event will be held the following day, April 18.

The Health and Fitness Expo features businesses selling gear and products; organizations promoting endurance sports events; and groups that have a connection to the outdoors, tourism and health. Read More

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By Steve Maher
AdventureWenatchee.com

WENATCHEE — Six years after its apparent end, the Ridge to River Relay is returning next spring with a new focus and format.

The multisport, multileg event will take place April 4, 2015, organizers say. It will begin at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort and end on the Columbia River in Wenatchee, as it did in the past. But instead of a course with connecting legs, the new course will feature legs that are separated yet chip-timed. Read More

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DCIM999GOPRO by Jeremy Burlingame Columbia River shoreline, Paddling
DCIM999GOPRO by Jeremy Burlingame Columbia River shoreline, Paddling
DCIM999GOPRO by Jeremy Burlingame Paddling
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running

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