As the holidays approach and ski season with them, folks may find themselves scrambling for exciting winter getaways that are remote enough to be interesting, yet close enough to be accessible. In such moments, Mont-Tremblant, the quaint resort town nestled in the...
Indy Pass Expands Cross Country Offerings Cross country resort partners will offer two trail passes to all Indy passholders and an all-new Indy XC Pass is on sale now for $69PORTLAND, Ore. (April 12, 2022) – The Indy Pass today announced new partnerships with six...
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 and Regions 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!
Whether you’re new to Nordic skiing or an old pro, you’ve probably had the experience of slipping your skis into the track, poling hard, expecting that you will glide quickly across the snow—and finding, to your disappointment, that the sticky snow is holding you back. This less-than-ideal situation happens whenever there is too much friction between the snow and the ski: this might be because the snow is so dry that it grinds against the ski base, or because it is so wet that the skis get suction-cupped to the slushy stuff.
Our Favorite California Ski Areas Though California’s “Eureka!” state motto originally meant you’d struck gold, today visitors can say Eureka! about a whole lot more than a few grubby nuggets. Skiers exploring California and its exceptional Sierra Nevada...
One of the distinct joys of cross country skiing, found perhaps when cruising along the crisp classic track cut through a fresh snowfall, is the feeling of total freedom. When you hit your stride right, your body slides into that natural rhythm where you can glide...
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.