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Great Nordic Centers of Maine

Great Nordic Centers of Maine

Though it is known as “Vacationland,” Maine is usually associated with Summer getaways to the gorgeous seacoast, with lobster and sand beaches and kayaking and clam shacks. But “vacation” also applies to the winter months. Turn inland from the ocean, and Maine boasts...

Why Cross Country Ski?

Cross country skiing is fun… it’s also fun to learn, healthy, family friendly, accessible, affordable, and offers great variety! Cross country skiing uses natural movements – it doesn’t require special skills to get started and has a short learning curve. Just a couple of hours spent being coached by a professional instructor will give you the skills needed for a lifetime of fun!

Ski Areas to Visit

The US and Canada have some of the finest cross country ski areas in the world.  Visit one of the below areas with the family or just that significant other!

Bretton Woods Nordic

Tahoe Donner

Aspen Nordic

Enchanted Forest XC
New Mexico

Jackson Ski Touring

Giants Ridge

Great Glen Trails

Lapland Lake
New York

Woodstock Nordic

Rikert Nordic

Forbush Corner Nordic

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Looking Forward to Winter, In the Depths of Fall

Looking Forward to Winter, In the Depths of Fall

Dryland Skiing Fun for Families Growing up in Vermont, the end of summer was always a bittersweet time. The air would get crisper, school would loom and then arrive with the thud of a heavy textbook, the leaves would bronze and redden, and the days of splashing in the...


Brave Ski Mom

Whether you have tiny toddlers just learning to slide or grown children with whom you’re planning a reunion, you’re in the right place.

The Nordic Approach

The Nordic Approach is an e-magazine built around the cross-country ski lifestyle and all that it entails. 

Buddy Insurance

On-demand accident insurance starting at $9 for a day

10 Tips & Tricks For Enjoying Your Cross Country Ski Experience

As with many new activities, having a little insight from seasoned regulars can be super helpful. Below we have compiled ideas to make your cross country ski experience, be it the first of fiftieth, more enjoyable.

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Learn the Basics

Watch the video to learn the basics of cross country skiing and give a glimpse of what to expect!

Who Cross Country Skis?

Cross country ski areas may be found in all snow states and provinces.

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US States

Million Canadian Participants

Million US Participants