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Snowshoeing With The Kids

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Wondering how to make a snowshoeing outing with the kids fun for everyone? Here's a primer on going snowshoeing with the kids.

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Christmas In November For Monte-Sainte-Anne And More Nordic Destinations

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It's Christmas in November at the Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Country Ski Center in Beaupre, Quebec open with 10 km of trails starting Nov. 17. Thanks to the abundant snowfall received in November, it is the earliest in the last seven years.
 

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Will Olympic Gold Turn Into More Recreational XC Skiers?

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Will the United States Women’s Cross Country Ski Olympic gold medal be an incentive for more people to consider trying cross country (XC) skiing in the USA? With the extensive publicity about the XC ski gold medalists Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall following their Olympic gold medal victory, how can the number of people who try XC skiing this winter not increase substantially?

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Making Time For Cross Country Skiing

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The rewards are great for taking the time to get out onto the trails. (Fisher Touring)

One of the greatest challenges for many people who love to cross country (XC)  ski regardless of the snow conditions is making time to get out there. Skiers struggle with this, but there are easy ways make time and to be more prepared to enjoy skiing.

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Who Needs XC Ski Lessons?

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Ski lesson with Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors certified ski instructor. (CANSI)

The vast majority of cross country (XC) skiers do not take XC ski lessons, but rather they start with friends or family, who are usually ill equipped to teach XC skiing. So, who needs XC ski lessons? Most of us do!

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Tips to Start Kids Cross Country Skiing

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You might save money by outfitting your kids with outdated and hand-me-down cross country ski equipment, a heavy nylon parka, and a fur-lined earflap cap, but this type of gear will guarantee that your kids have a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.

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Ladies' Getaways Are All The Rage

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Among some women, the "ladies' getaway" weekend or program has become an annual tradition.

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

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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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