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

Snowmaking At Cross Country Ski Areas

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Canmore Nordic Center hosts race on machine made snow. (Canmore Nordic)

As the days become colder and winter approaches the ski season beckons, but about 40 cross country (XC) ski areas are no longer waiting for the snow to fly to begin their ski season because they’ve invested in snowmaking, just like their alpine ski area cousins.

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Craftsbury Outdoor Center Opens New Sustainable Facility

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont has announced the opening of a new facility to house it's Touring Center, as well as a café, fitness room, waxing room, meeting space and more. 

 

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Lift, Shuttle Service Offered For Cross Country Ski Fun

Snow Coach at Great Glen Trails

When it comes to cross country (XC) skiing, the theory of what goes up must come down may be going out of style. Nowadays many people really enjoy the fun of just going downhill on XC skis, but they'd prefer avoiding the need to laboriously trudge uphill to earn that fun.

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Nordic Adaptive Sit-Skis Bring Freedom To Mobility Impaired Persons

Patrick Standen

Nordic sit-skiing gives a taste of freedom to a person with mobility limitations to access snow covered trails, fields, and cross country ski areas that cover the north country.

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'Road Scholars' Flock To Winter Learning Programs

Northwoods Road Scholars

Road Scholar is a brand within the Elderhostel program intended for adults who want to travel, learn and stimulate discourse and friendship among other people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. 

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Sustainable Cross Country Ski Resorts Collective Against Climate Change

Trailside solar panel array at Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Many cross country (XC) ski areas operate in an environmentally-friendly manner, and some of these operators, who are exemplars using the most sustainable practices, have created a collective of the XC ski areas called “Cross Country Skiing Against Climate Change.”

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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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