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The latest Cross Country news and information from across the country.

Skiers Will Be On The Trails At Early Season XC Ski Camps

XC Ski Camp at Sun Mountain Lodge

Early cross country ski camps and festivals give skiers a chance to get back on the snow. Every year, XC skiers flock to these late November and early December events to meet new ski friends, kick out the kinks, and start the ski season.

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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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Jackson Ski Touring Foundation Adds Waffle Pop Treats, New Groomer

XC skier in Jackson, NH

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, known as a quintessential New England XC ski trail network, announced changes at the area for the upcoming ski season.

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Sun Valley Region Earns $35 Million Annually From XC Skiing

Cross country skiing at Galena Lodge

The Sun Valley, Idaho region has long been a vacation destination with many attractions to travelers and the economic impact of Nordic (XC) skiing in the region has been quantified in a recent study. 

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Yosemite Rim Fire Also Impacts XC Center In Bear Valley

Yosemite Fire XC at Bear Valley

Unhealthy air warnings from the Rim Fire in and around Yosemite National Park in California has impacted the Central Sierra region, home of Bear Valley Cross Country & Adventure on 3,000 acres in Bear Valley. 

 

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Noise Ordinance Exception Approved For Minneapolis Park Snowmaking

Crpss Country Skiers in Three Rivers Park District

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

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Comprehensive Nordic Ski Exhibit Coming to Vermont Ski Museum; Opens Nov. 2

Vermont Ski MuseumA 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. 

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Longest Cross State XC Ski Trail Is In Vermont

Catamount Trail

The longest contiguous cross country ski trail in the USA is the Catamount Trail, It boasts 300 miles of trail in 36 towns and stretches the north-south length of Vermont.

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Try Snowshoeing, XC Skiing Free Jan. 11; It's Winter Trails Day

Try Cross Country 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.

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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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Overview of 2013 Cross Country Skiing Statistics; 23 Percent Decline

MVSTA kids

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).

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Rotary Clubs, XC Skiers Reach Agreement Over Sheboygan's Park

Sheboygan Evergreen Park

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.

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Methow Valley Cross Country Trails Free For Kids

Methow Valley Cross Country Ski Trails family

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.

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Carrie Underwood As Maria Von Trapp On NBC Holiday Special

Carrie Underwood

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.

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Lapland Lake XC Ski & Vacation Resort Up for Sale

Lapland Lake

Lapland Lake XC Ski & Vacation Center in Northville, NY, has been put up for sale. The resort, in operation for 35 years by Olavi and Ann Hirvonen is on the market for $1.4 million.

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