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Head To Vermont's Hiking Trails This Summer; Visit Resort Destinations

Hiking at Trapp Family LodgeThere’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow closer, develops life-long memories, and introduces the next generation to the outdoors. 

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Nordic Walking Means Easy Fitness for All Ages

Nordic Walking (Leki)More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are Nordic Walking (also known as Ski Walking) with special Nordic Walking Poles. This new fitness activity turbo-charges the normal walking regimen burning as much as 40 percent more calories compared to regular walking.

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Finally, Cross Country Ski Equipment For Recreational Skiers

Rossignol XC skisFresh winter air and outdoors in nature, where fun and fitness come together. Step on your cross country skis and go. You want good glide on the flat terrain, effective grip going up hills, and controlled turns down the hills.

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Spring Skiing Rolls On At XC Resorts; Not Time To Quit Yet

Bryncliff ResortAs the cross country ski season winds down, most XC ski areas close because of lack of skiers rather than lack of snow on the trails. The sun comes out, the temperature rises, and the XC skiers quit. Why? Are we infected with winter fatigue? Is the lure of spring time recreation too strong to ignore?

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Johannes von Trapp Is Forefather of American Nordic Skiing -- Stowe's Sound Of Music

The Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music movie, first shown 50 years ago (1965) features the story of the von Trapp family. If there was an American Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame, Johannes von Trapp would be one of the surefire inductees. The famous story of the von Trapp family is well known - their escape from Austria in the beginning of World War II and the Broadway and Hollywood songs such as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, and Do Re Mi.

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Any Alpine Or XC Season Passholder Can Ski Free For A Day At Washington's Methow Trails

Methow ValleyNews stories recently reported that skiers are fleeing areas that have bad snow conditions in search of snow covered regions. Methow Trailsin eastern Washington, is offering a deal to encourage snow sports enthusiasts to come and discover the beautiful Northwest. Methow Valley is inviting season pass holders from any alpine or Nordic ski area in North America to join them for a day on the trails for free. 

 

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XC Trip Report: New Hampshire's Nordic Skiing Mecca

Jackson XC GroomingWe excitedly planned a weekend trip to Jackson, N.H., because it is a true Mecca for Nordic skiers. This is the quintessential New England Nordic (XC) skiing experience with the covered bridge, white steepled church, brookside trails, and the accompanying village with all of the trappings.

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XC Trip Report: Woodstock Inn & Resort Is True Vermont Gem

Woodstock Inn Mt. Tom cabinThe Woodstock Inn & Resort is one of Vermont’s true gems for travelers. It offers warm New England hospitality amidst an atmosphere of country elegance and year round recreation. Resort facilities include the new 10,000 square-foot Spa, the Resort’s Nordic Center, Suicide Six alpine ski area, the Resort’s Golf Club, and a 41,000 square foot Racquet & Fitness Club.

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'Ski Your Heart Strong' At Jackson Ski Touring Center Through Feb. 14

Jackson XC Touring CenterJackson Ski Touring Center is hosting the Ski Heart Strong program with the American Heart Association to get people out this winter and, at the same time, raise awareness and promote physical activity and heart-healthy living.

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Ladies Getaway Weekends All About Connecting At Cross Country Ski Areas

Lutsen XC women on beachAmong some women, the "Ladies' Getaway" weekend or program has become an annual tradition where small or extended groups of women, 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.

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