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Safer Spring Break Nordic Travel

How to plan a COVID-safe cross-country ski getaway.

The CDC rates a skiing spring break as one of its "yellow light" proceed-with-caution travel types, ranking just above camping for overall safety—as long as you follow some precautions. Here's what you... Read More
Travel Tips March 22, 2021

Stay, Ski & Play at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center — The Perfect Getaway!

Mary Ann tells us everything we need to know to take full advantage of the Colorado Cross Country Nordic Skiing at YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center in the heart of Colorado. Ski-in, ski-out accommodations, with all activities included, make for a great socially distant getaway!

Nordic Faces, Video February 18, 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

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
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