Image courtesy of Devil’s Thumb Ranch In North America, the word “Nordic” has come to be synonymous with the phrase “cross country skiing.” The word refers, naturally, to the Nordic countries of Scandinavia: as skiing made its way into the English-speaking world,...
Why Cross Country Ski?
Cross country skiing is fun… it’s also fun to learn, healthy, family friendly, accessible, affordable, and offers great variety! Cross country skiing uses natural movements – it doesn’t require special skills to get started and has a short learning curve. Just a couple of hours spent being coached by a professional instructor will give you the skills needed for a lifetime of fun!
Ski Areas to Visit
The US and Canada have some of the finest cross country ski areas in the world. Visit one of the below areas with the family or just that significant other!
Founded in 2011 and based in Bethel, Mahoosuc Pathways, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, is changing its name to Inland Woods + Trails to better reflect its work and hopes for the future. This change is also prompted by confusion in the region and nonprofit marketplace...
The Granite State is known for its massive rock formations, impressive peaks, and the charming New England settlements scattered amongst their foothills. In the winter months, these same quaint towns turn into gateways to some of the most expansive and interesting...
In anticipation of the first snowfall, many of us spend late autumn on the lookout for what’s new, interesting and affordable in the world of cross country ski gear. On the top of the docket are often a fresh pair of ski boots, which may be needed to upgrade your foot...
10 Tips & Tricks For Enjoying Your Cross Country Ski Experience
As with many new activities, having a little insight from seasoned regulars can be super helpful. Below we have compiled ideas to make your cross country ski experience, be it the first of fiftieth, more enjoyable.
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Learn the Basics
Watch the video to learn the basics of cross country skiing and give a glimpse of what to expect!
Who Cross Country Skis?
Cross country ski areas may be found in all snow states and provinces.