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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...



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,...

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!

Bretton Woods Nordic

Tahoe Donner

Aspen Nordic

Enchanted Forest XC
New Mexico

Jackson Ski Touring

Giants Ridge

Viking Nordic

Great Glen Trails

Lapland Lake
New York

Woodstock Nordic

Rikert Nordic

Mt Van Hoevenberg
New York

MT’s Yellowstone Country

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Fall Vibes – Dryland and Rollerskiing Day Camps

Fall Vibes – Dryland and Rollerskiing Day Camps

By Emily LovettPhoto Credits: Linda Guerrette Many of us rollerski as part of our summer training plan. Over the years I’ve talked to people curious about trying it but too unsure to invest time and expense for the equipment. This summer we worked with EnjoyWinter put...

The Perfect Year Round Destination

The Perfect Year Round Destination

As anyone who has visited a cross country center knows, they are low-key operations, clean and with a very accommodating staff ready to assist you in any way.  Very different than many other summer or winter destinations, cross country centers are equipped to handle...

The Industry Wants to Hear From You!

The Industry Wants to Hear From You!

The cross country ski industry wants to hear from you.  It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned skier or new this year, your input is important.  Please complete the short survey and help us learn a bit about you, the customer, so we can deliver a better 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. 

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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