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Terrain Based Learning For XC Skiing To Debut At Great Glen Trails

Great Glen Terrain Learning

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in Gorham, N.H. is planning to develop a “ski park” this winter to help kids and adults to have fun on the snow while developing basic cross country (XC) skiing skills.

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Take Flight on Roller Skis Before Snow Flies

Dartmouth roller skiing

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. 

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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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Soldier Hollow’s Howard Peterson Retires; Established Olympic 'Legacy'

Howard Peterson

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.

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Vermont Symphony’s Summer Festival Lures Dancers; More Performances Through July 6

VSO at Trapps

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.

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Olympians Take Stand About Climate Change

Andy Newell roller trains

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. 

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Devil’s Thumb Ranch Opens High Lonesome Lodge; New Expanded Facilities

High Lonesome Lodge Devils Thumb

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. 

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Maine Winter Sports Center Finds Funding For Next Season

Maine Winter Sports Center Healthy Hometowns Trailer

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.

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Thom Perkins Retires From Jackson Ski Touring Foundation After 38 Years

Thom Perkins

After leading the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF) in Jackson, N.H. for 38 years, Thom Perkins has announced his retirement from the organization. 

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Cross Country Spring Skiing; It's A Joy

NY Skate Skier

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.” 

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