For a small state, Vermont is wonderfully dense with some enviable destinations: from craft breweries to ski areas to hidden natural gems, from charming New England hamlets to the mellow small city vibes of Brattleboro and Burlington, every explorer of Vermont is sure...
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!
By Jonathan Wiesel, Nordic Group International Timing is a curious thing. I got this writing assignment/book review on a January afternoon, and within minutes a Canadian friend emailed (you could tell that he was EXCITED!) to say that American Jessie Diggins had just...
Though cross country skiing is naturally socially distanced, and face coverings are already part of the standard outfit, there will be a few tweaks to the Nordic center experience this winter. Here are three of the big ones: Not only are they all oddly exciting...
FirstLight Announces Northfield Mountain trails will open this winter for recreation, with COVID-19 modifications
NORTHFIELD, Mass., December 15, 2020—FirstLight Power, a leading clean power producer and energy storage company in New England and owner-operator of the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, today unveiled its revised plan to open its trails this...
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.