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Why Nordic Skiers Need Variety

Adding novelty to your favorite trails and training has some surprising benefits.

As endurance athletes, Nordic skiers love routine—our long slow routes, our hill climbs, our short-and-sweet get-it-done workouts. Even those of us who don’t consider ourselves hardcore or competitors all tend... Read More
Tips & Ideas November 03, 2020

X-C Gear is Hot in the Age of COVID

With an uncertain future for alpine ski resorts, winter sports enthusiasts are making a pivot to skinny skis.

Following Vail Resorts’ announcement of their operating plans for the winter, Colorado alpine resorts are following suit and releasing plans for diminished capacity, reservation-only skiing, fewer to no day-pass... Read More
Tips & Ideas September 29, 2020

Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

A Skier’s Guide to Reaching the Next Level

Let’s be honest, sticking to your social ski and routine trail, route or distance feels good. But, if you want to take your abilities to the next level, you are going to have to push yourself. It can require a good... Read More
Tips & Ideas September 24, 2020

How Endurance Sports Smash Stress

A lot of us may love our silent/endurance sports, but if pressed would admit it's not how we feel about doing them, but AFTER we do them that hooks us. As Nordic skiers, we're endurance people. In summer, that... Read More
Tips & Ideas August 04, 2020

The One Food Summer Athletes Shouldn't Miss

In summer, it's easier to embrace lighter fare, including seasonal fruit—an ideal training choice, as fruit is hydrating and high in workout-fueling carbs. The most perfect for athletes just might be the blueberry. In... Read More
Tips & Ideas August 04, 2020

6 Fresh Ways to Beat Stress with Exercise

No question, we’re experiencing a universal upheaval of our daily routines and an increase in stress as we navigate our new normal. But as many Nordic skiers already know: anxiety, depression and tension have a way of... Read More
Tips & Ideas May 04, 2020

Best Last-Minute Cross-Country Ski Races

It’s not too late to get in on the Nordic race scene this season. Race season really kicks off this month. So what’s the best race choice for a relative beginner or eager intermediate? 

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Tips & Ideas January 02, 2020

XC Gift Guide for the Holidays

The holidays are here! Check out the best gift and gear picks from our Colorado Nordic experts! FOR THE ROOKIE The perfect gloves: “Many beginners try to use downhill ski gloves for XC skiing and immediately... Read More
Tips & Ideas November 20, 2019
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