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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!

Bretton Woods Nordic

Tahoe Donner

Aspen Nordic

Enchanted Forest XC
New Mexico

Jackson Ski Touring

Giants Ridge

Great Glen Trails

Lapland Lake
New York

Woodstock Nordic

Rikert Nordic

Forbush Corner Nordic

Latest News

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...

An Introduction to Roller Skiing

An Introduction to Roller Skiing

For cross country skiers, the melting of the snow each Spring is a bit of a sad milestone, marking the end of the Nordic season. Sure, there’s biking and hiking to look forward to, but there is just no warm weather alternative to skiing—or is there?As cross country...

Learn-to-Rollerski Clinic – Vermont, July 11

Learn-to-Rollerski Clinic – Vermont, July 11

Have you ever wanted to try rollerskiing?! Join NENSA’s Justin Beckwith and Kait Miller for an hourlong Learn-to-Rollerski clinic following the Lost Nation Roll race from 11:30am-12:30pm. This instructional clinic is geared towards folks who have on-snow ski...


Brave Ski Mom

Whether you have tiny toddlers just learning to slide or grown children with whom you’re planning a reunion, you’re in the right place.

The Nordic Approach

The Nordic Approach is an e-magazine built around the cross-country ski lifestyle and all that it entails. 

Buddy Insurance

On-demand accident insurance starting at $9 for a day

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.

Canadian Provinces

US States

Million Canadian Participants

Million US Participants