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.
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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 and Regions 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!
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...
Surprising Ski Spots in Southern New England and New Jersey
Located on the outskirts of the northeastern ski meccas of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, Southern New England rarely gets recognized for its unique contributions to the region’s cross country ski scene. However, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and, to push the...
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...
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.
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.