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An XC Ski View Of Olympics; Disappointing For Americans (Again)

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Kikkan Randall QuebecHighlights of XC ski events in the recently concluded Sochi Olympics may be harder to find than a needle in a haystack. Still, here are a few for the scrap book.

Michigan Resorts Start To Offer Fat Tire (Snow) Biking

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Fat tire snow biking

Fat tire biking, snow biking, or whatever you want to call it has been gaining popularity at eastern and western ski resorts the last couple of seasons. The Midwest is just starting to catch on, and so far just in Michigan.

 

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Try XC Skiing After Watching Sochi Olympics; Special Offers

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Cross country skiers at Lone Mountain Ranch by Tony Demin

The Salt Lake City Winter Olympics garnered 190 million TV viewers making it one of the most watched events in the history of the world. 

Nordic Adaptive Sit-Skis Bring Freedom To Mobility Impaired Persons

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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.

Glide Your Way To Romance – XC Valentine’s Day Getaways

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Romantic XC GetawaysHere are the Top 10 favorite romantic cross country ski resorts across North America as chosen by XCSkiResorts.com. 

Trip Report: Trails Withstand Rain In Mt. Washington Valley, N.H.

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Jackson xc skier gals

On a recent weekend in the Mt. Washington Valley in New Hampshire’s White Mountains the trail conditions were great. This had been a good start to the winter season and there had been a few snow storms that provided great trail cover in the region, but before we embarked we heard that an epic rainstorm and extended warm-up were in the forecast.

Dog Sledding Means Winter Fun With Day Tours, Weekend Camping

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Dog sledding fun at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

There is archaeological evidence that domesticated dogs (and dog harnesses) accompanied humans in northern Native cultures as far back as 15,000 years ago. 

Here's How To Become A Nordic Ski Instructor

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Canadian Associaton of Nordic Ski Instructors

Ask a Nordic ski instructor why they teach cross country (XC) skiing and they’ll reply that they celebrate the community and culture of the sport to share that experience with as many people as possible. 

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Take Advantage Of A Cross Country Ski Demo Day

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SIA Nordic Demo at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort

Try before you buy. Many cross country (XC) ski areas conduct demo days to give skiers an opportunity to test drive the newest XC ski equipment. It’s a day when product suppliers’ branded tents and flags are flapping in the wind and company reps stand guard armed with knowledge of their wares. 

 

Ride Snowcoach Above Treeline On Mt. Washington

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SnowCoach Mt. Washington

Winter on the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH officially opened in mid-December this year with custom-built four wheel drive Chevy passenger vans and their four massive treads ferrying passengers up the road to an elevation of 4,000 feet. The SnowCoach goes about two-thirds of the way to the summit of Mt. Washington, the Northeast’s highest peak.

“The specially-trained SnowCoach drivers can take anyone at any age into the alpine environment that they may never see otherwise,” says Mt. Washington, N.H. Auto Road General Manager Howie Wemyss. “It is really a comfortable adventure for the whole family to see an unforgettable place.”

The SnowCoach ride up Mt. Washington takes about 75 minutes and departs daily, weather permitting. Many passengers bring their skis to go XC skiing back down to the base lodge at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

The price of the SnowCoach tour is $45 for adults, $30 for kids aged 5-12 or part of the Total Trails Ticket ($69) that includes a SnowCoach tour, all day trail pass, tubing pass, and snowshoe or XC ski rental equipment at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

 

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