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Snowmaking Becoming Imperative At Cross Country Ski Areas

Snowmaking towers at Rikert Nordic Ctr

The ever-increasing list of cross country (XC) ski resort snowmakers now includes Trapp Family Lodge ,steeped in tradition and one of the oldest XC ski areas in the USA. That’s right, they’re making machine-made snow at Trapp Family Lodge.

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Overview of 2013 Cross Country Skiing Statistics; 23 Percent Decline

MVSTA kids

The SIA/Physical Activity Council 2013 Participation Study recently published by Snowsports Industries America (SIA) gives a clear picture of the cross country skiing population in the USA. In a nationwide survey conducted with more than 40,000 people it was projected that there were 3,307,000 cross country skiers in 2012-13 (winter season).

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Rotary Clubs, XC Skiers Reach Agreement Over Sheboygan's Park

Sheboygan Evergreen Park

Sheboyganpress.com is reporting the Sheboygan County Rotary Clubs and area cross country skiers have reached an agreement regarding wintertime use of Evergreen Park in Wisconsin where the city says it will accommodate both groups in future years.

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Methow Valley Cross Country Trails Free For Kids

Methow Valley Cross Country Ski Trails family

The 200 km trail network at the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association (MVSTA) amidst the Cascade Mountains in and around the town of Winthrop in eastern Washington offered one of the most liberal age policies in the nation last winter.

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Carrie Underwood As Maria Von Trapp On NBC Holiday Special

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood, the winner of five Grammies and multiple other music awards, with sales of 15 million albums and 16 number-one singles, and of course a winner of the American Idol TV show is slated to star as Maria Von Trapp on NBC's live broadcast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" in the 2013 holiday season.

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Lapland Lake XC Ski & Vacation Resort Up for Sale

Lapland Lake

Lapland Lake XC Ski & Vacation Center in Northville, NY, has been put up for sale. The resort, in operation for 35 years by Olavi and Ann Hirvonen is on the market for $1.4 million.

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