Cross Country skiing sprinter Kikkan Randall of the U.S. Ski Team likely has received the largest sponsorship ever for an American XC skier, though the actual dollar amount has not been made public.
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.
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.
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, known as a quintessential New England XC ski trail network, announced changes at the area for the upcoming ski season.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.