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Q&A: Buying Nordic Equipment

Don Hinsvark, Nordic equipment specialist, is referred to as “The Nordic Guy” by his co-workers. We sat down to discuss equipment, different cross country ski styles, and the cost of cross country skiing for... Read More
Tips & Ideas September 05, 2017
University of Denver ski team member Jasmi Joensuu cross trains on roller skis for the Nordic season back home in Tuusula, Finland.

Guide to Roller Skiing in Colorado

Roller skiing is a preferred dryland method of training for beginner, expert, and professional Nordic skiers. Unlike an elliptical, treadmill, or rowing machine, roller skis are designed to mimic the motion of cross... Read More
Tips & Ideas July 27, 2017

Cross Training

Competition wears heavily on the mind and the body. This is just one reason athletes experience burnout during their career. Another reason is the lack of diversity in training regimens. Fortunately, cross country skiers... Read More
Tips & Ideas June 28, 2017

5 Surprisingly Useful Apps for Nordic Skiers

Fitness apps that track your workout and heart rate abound, but these five apps for cross-country skiers add a layer of useful cool to your ski days.

Fitness apps that track your workout and heart rate abound, but these five apps for cross-country skiers add a layer of useful cool to your ski days.

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Tips & Ideas November 10, 2016

Improve Your Health with Cross Country Skiing

Cross country, or Nordic, skiing is recognized by athletes, Olympians, and researchers as one of the best, if not the best, workouts for the body. A compilation of health benefits from this sport undoubtedly increases... Read More
Tips & Ideas July 27, 2016

Cycling and Nordic Skiing: A winning combination

In the Midwest, where I grew up, all trail-oriented athletes agree there are two seasons: Birkie training and Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 training. The Birkebeiner is a 52K Nordic ski race, the largest in North America,... Read More
Tips & Ideas May 02, 2016

Why Your Dog Wants You to Try Skijoring

Skijoring involves skiing behind a dog that’s wearing a harness and bungee-cord lead to pull its owner. Any skis will do—skate, classic, touring—as long as the skier has intermediate skills and the pooch... Read More
Tips & Ideas March 21, 2016
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