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Fast Wax:  Easy Speed for Every Skier

Fast Wax: Easy Speed for Every Skier

Whether you’re new to Nordic skiing or an old pro, you’ve probably had the experience of slipping your skis into the track, poling hard, expecting that you will glide quickly across the snow—and finding, to your disappointment, that the sticky snow is holding you back. This less-than-ideal situation happens whenever there is too much friction between the snow and the ski: this might be because the snow is so dry that it grinds against the ski base, or because it is so wet that the skis get suction-cupped to the slushy stuff.

Our Favorite California Ski Areas

Our Favorite California Ski Areas

Our Favorite California Ski Areas Though California’s “Eureka!” state motto originally meant you’d struck gold, today visitors can say Eureka! about a whole lot more than a few grubby nuggets. Skiers exploring California and its exceptional Sierra Nevada...

Glide Into Summer Fitness With Nordic Walking

Glide Into Summer Fitness With Nordic Walking

One of the distinct joys of cross country skiing, found perhaps when cruising along the crisp classic track cut through a fresh snowfall, is the feeling of total freedom. When you hit your stride right, your body slides into that natural rhythm where you can glide...

Indy Pass Partners with CCSAA

Indy Pass Partners with CCSAA

Indy Pass Expands Cross Country Offerings Cross country resort partners will offer two trail passes to all Indy passholders and an all-new Indy XC Pass is on sale now for $69PORTLAND, Ore. (April 12, 2022) – The Indy Pass today announced new partnerships with six...

Favorite Utah Nordic Centers

Favorite Utah Nordic Centers

Utah has all the makings of the perfect ski destination: the singular climate and topography of the central Wasatch Range yields some of the best powder anywhere, while Olympic-level resorts and facilities make the rugged terrain accessible—without taming it in the...

Great Nordic Centers of Maine

Great Nordic Centers of Maine

Though it is known as “Vacationland,” Maine is usually associated with Summer getaways to the gorgeous seacoast, with lobster and sand beaches and kayaking and clam shacks. But “vacation” also applies to the winter months. Turn inland from the ocean, and Maine boasts...

Back to Basics – Cross Country Skiing 101

Back to Basics – Cross Country Skiing 101

Cross Country Skiing is, on the whole, not that complicated. Yes, you can get into the technical weeds when you’re talking high performance racing, and the intricacies of gear and techniques involved in that world;  and on the surface, there do seem to be endless...

Looking Forward to Winter, In the Depths of Fall

Looking Forward to Winter, In the Depths of Fall

Dryland Skiing Fun for Families Growing up in Vermont, the end of summer was always a bittersweet time. The air would get crisper, school would loom and then arrive with the thud of a heavy textbook, the leaves would bronze and redden, and the days of splashing in the...