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Vermont Ski Areas We Love

Vermont Ski Areas We Love

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!

Bretton Woods Nordic
NH

Tahoe Donner
California

Aspen Nordic
Colorado

Enchanted Forest XC
New Mexico

Jackson Ski Touring
NH

Giants Ridge
Minnesota

Great Glen Trails
NH

Lapland Lake
New York

Woodstock Nordic
Vermont

Rikert Nordic
Vermont

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Buyers Guide:  Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Gear

Buyers Guide: Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Gear

If you’re shopping for a cross country skier this holiday season—whether they are just getting started in the sport or are seasoned experts—this guide is here to get you started. Though these specific items might not be exactly what you need, they should get you in...

USA TODAY’S BEST CROSS COUNTRY RESORTS

USA TODAY’S BEST CROSS COUNTRY RESORTS

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,...

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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.

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