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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Family-Run Resorts For Cross Country Skiers

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Create family memories on a cross country ski weekend. (Fischer)

Resorts run by families are great for family winter vacations packed with something for every family member from fresh home cooked food to the atmosphere and fond memories.

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Spring Time For Nordic Skiers

Spring Time For Nordic Skiers

A girldfriend ski and bike. (Methow Trails)

As the cross country (XC) 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, but where are the XC skiers?

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Nordic Ski Areas Fight Whiplash Winter

Nordic Ski Areas Fight Whiplash Winter

Big snows at Tahoe Adventure Center. (Tahoe Donner)

Cross country ski areas are very susceptible to the weather. This winter ski areas and skiers “endured” a few huge snowstorms, days of nearly 70 degrees, meltdowns, freeze ups, rain deluges and floods, and more, with what has been dubbed the “Whiplash Winter.” The whiplash effect refers to the weather changing in short periods from unseasonably warm to freezing cold with major snowstorms followed by unseasonably warm weather, and repeat from late November through early April.

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Six Colorado Cross Country Ski Areas - One Pass

Six Colorado Cross Country Ski Areas - One Pass

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort scenery. (Devil's Thumb Ranch)

The Colorado Cross Country Ski Association (CCCSA) is making exploration easier with a multi-ski resort pass good at six of the Nordic ski areas in the state. The CCCSA 2016-17 Punch Pass is on sale now for $99 and it allows purchasers to discover the snow on Nordic trails at six different resorts.

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Kids Programs On XC Skis Or Snowshoes Ready For New Season

Kids cross country skiing at Sleepy Hollow Ski Center

Kids on cross country skis or snowshoes - it is not only about child obesity, nature deficit disorder, and better brain function – it's about fun.

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Breckenridge Nordic Center To Open Exquisite Log Lodge

Breckenridge Nordic Center log lodge under construction

Breckenridge Nordic Center in Colo. has combined with the town of Breckenridge In a public private partnership to develop a new 9,200-square-foot log lodge on Peak 8. It will become the new base of the BNC operations by the beginning of January.

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