Roller skiing, the non-snow equivalent of cross country (XC) skiing, was developed as early as the 1930s and it was used as a way to train for XC ski racing as early as the 1950s. Today, roller skiing is a low-impact high-intensity workout that is a full body exercise and easy on the knees.
You might save money by outfitting your kids with outdated and hand-me-down cross country ski equipment, a heavy nylon parka, and a fur-lined earflap cap, but this type of gear will guarantee that your kids have a rotten time while cross country (XC) skiing.
Howard Peterson announced his retirement from Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT, according to the Park Record newspaper. He was the executive director of the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation and an original advocate for Salt Lake City hosting the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 79th year and the 2014 Summer Festival Tour called "Let's Dance!" The performance features music from the world of dance - waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes, Borodin, and Gershwin will put you "in the mood" for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. The 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks conclude the show.
Andy Newell, U.S. Ski Team and Olympic competitor in cross country (XC) skiing created "Athletes for Action" before he set off for the Sochi Games. The idea was to coordinate athletes to encourage definitive government action on climate change. "We're expecting more out of Washington and from world leaders," he said.
With recent agency approvals in hand, Tahoe Donner Association held a groundbreaking ceremony in early June in Truckee, Calif. and began construction for a new Cross Country Ski Center. Staff and supporters celebrated the long-awaited opportunity for overdue improvements at the new Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center and parking lot, which are designed to improve operational and energy efficiencies, while implementing necessary protections to natural resources.
Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colo. has opened a new 50,000 square-foot High Lonesome Lodge and adjoining facilities to accommodate and host up to 350 guests on a hillside overlooking the Ranch.
The Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) lost its major source of funding earlier this year. but has recently raised more than two-thirds of its $1.1 million operating budget for next season, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.
After leading the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) in Jackson, N.H. for 38 years, Thom Perkins has announced his retirement from the organization.
It happens every year. Winter wanes and spring blooms with a flip of the calendar page. Snow lovers or winter worshippers can be disappointed to see springtime come. But there are a few well kept secrets for XC skiers about so-called “spring skiing.”