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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nation's Largest XC Ski area opens to 'Fat Bikes' [GearJunkie]


Methow Valley in Winthrop, Wash., is the nation’s largest cross-country ski area. This winter, the resort is opening some of its trails to bikes.
The rise in popularity of fat bikes, which have the ability to “float” better on snow, sparked the initiative at Methow.
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Fresh tracks on fat tires
There are more than 120 miles of groomed trails at Methow Valley. Only a few will be open to biking, and only when the conditions are right.
“The ski trails will remain our top priority,” said James DeSalvo, the executive director at Methow. “It will be interesting to see what response we get [with bikers on the trails].”

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