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How to Get Your Kids to Nordic Ski

Tips and tricks for turning lockdown time into a lifetime love for cross-country skiing.

With alpine resorts more restricted and lift lines longer, a whole new generation of skiers is finding its way to the skinny ski side of things. Posts on Craigslist abound: "ISO kids Nordic gear!" and rumor has... Read More
Tips & Ideas February 04, 2021

X-C Ski Racing in the Age of COVID

How Crested Butte Nordic plans to keep skiers racing — and safe — for this year's Alley Loop.

It began with a dramatic lockdown last March when it seems like all of us went from “concerned but fine” to holed up in our homes, workplaces and schools shuttered, events canceled, even outdoor resorts and... Read More
News January 07, 2021

What You Need to Know for the 2020/21 Season

With so much uncertainty about the coming winter sports season in Colorado, here’s what we know so far about the Nordic scene.

It’s been one heck of a year. When alpine resorts closed last spring, skiers swapped boards for skinny skis and took to the trails in a surge of “just get me out in the snow” enthusiasm that has carried... Read More
News December 20, 2020

What to Wear for Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Unlike downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing can be quite a workout! So it's important to find the right combination of layers so you're not too cold and not too hot.

Getting Started, Video December 17, 2020

How to Put on Your Skis, Boots, and Poles

Cross-country ski equipment is lightweight and easy to use, but you often need a few tips to get you started so you can get everything on and off smoothly.

Getting Started, Video December 17, 2020

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
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