The biggest disparity between going cross country (XC) skiing on your own through the woods and XC skiing at a commercial XC ski area is trail conditions. Trail grooming at commercial XC ski areas (that charge a trail fee) refers to using a vehicle with attachments to rework the snow to provide consistent ski and trail conditions.
Nordic Patrollers are educated with a comprehensive manual and Nordic ski enhancement seminars offered by National Ski Patrol (NSP) regional divisions. These are effective tools to build strong confidence and proficiency on the trails.
Cross country (XC) skiing and snowshoeing are some of the most romantic forms of recreation and Valentine’s Day is coming. So get away with your loved one to a winter wonderland of memories for some outdoor recreation and pampering that you deserve.
The largest kids' Nordic ski festival in the United States, The New England Bill Koch League Festival (BKL Festival) will be hosted by Great Glen Trails Outdoor center March 5-6.
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center will offer a 3-week program of coed on-snow clinics for adult skiers, intermediate level and above. The ski clinics will be open to ages 16 and up and will emphasize instruction in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
So you've decided to try cross country skiing, You can call it cross country skiing, Nordic skiing, XC skiing, or ski touring. The first few times may be a totally new experience for you and take time for you to become confident. Cross country skiing can take a while to master, but it is outdoor fun even the first time.
The "Women's Getaway" weekend or program has become an annual tradition among some women. Small or extended groups of women, ladies, girls, mothers, daughters, or friends organize a get together unaccompanied by (one might even say unburdened by) or exclusive of men, boys, brothers, and fathers. The motivation and/or common denominator is about connecting.
About a quarter of the cross country (XC) skiing population is older than 50 years old and as the large segment of population known as Baby Boomers continues to age, they are remaining active - many of them are looking for softer or easier forms of recreation. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing fit that prescription.
The Canmore Nordic Centre in Alberta, Canada opened for cross country skiing (XC) Oct. 23 and staged a race a few days later. This is a very early date for XC in the northern hemisphere and they were able to do it because they have snowmaking, a legacy from the 1988 Olympics in Alberta.