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How to Make Nordic Racing (More) Fun

Insider tips to keep the pressure low and the fun factor high.

Whether you're prepping for a race like the Alley Loop or just aiming to hack the best racing tips for more all-around skiing enjoyment, these four tips will get you ahead of the crowd.

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Race Resources, Tips & Ideas January 24, 2022

How Eating Seasonally Makes You a Healthier Nordic Skier

As winter descends, a few simple changes to your pantry and menu can up your health and fitness.

Getting ready for the Nordic season means more than buying a season punch pass, signing up for events, getting our skis tuned, or doubling down on our cross training—we need to tune our bodies for the season as well. Read More
Tips & Ideas November 08, 2021

Working Out in Wildfire Season

How and where to safely exercise in smoky conditions.

Those of us who love the Colorado outdoors are perfectly willing to commit to skiing, running, biking, and hiking in harsh conditions—from subzero snowstorms to baking heat. It's all part of the silent sports... Read More
Tips & Ideas August 27, 2021

Surprising Mood Boosts for Athletes (or Anyone)

5 super-simple ways to rev up, feel better, and balance your mind and body.

Transitioning between seasons can make any athlete feel a little blah or unmotivated; late spring can be especially hard for Nordic skiers, when our beloved mountain playgrounds are ankle-deep in mud, and summer's... Read More
Tips & Ideas May 20, 2021

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

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
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