The Hyland Lake Park Reserve in Bloomington, Minn. will have a 5.1 km cross country ski trail loop served by 15 portable snowmaking machines by mid December at a cost of $5.75 million, according to the Star Tribune.
A comprehensive Nordic ski exhibit is planned to open Nov. 2 at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe with a floor of cross country (xc) skiing memorabilia on display. This is projected to be the largest exhibit of its kind about XC skiing.
Winter Trails Day is the day when people can try snowshoeing or cross country skiing for free at a participating location. Save the date for Winter Trails Day - Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.