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2018
Jan
12

Off-the-Beaten-Path Escapes

Nordic Ski Getaways: Off-the-Beaten-Path Weekend Escapes No question, it’s getting busy out there at our favorite haunts. When it comes to getaways, most Nordic skiers aren’t looking for crowds or a flashy apres ski scene. Good food, fresh air and some heart-pounding trails? That’...

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2018
Jan
08

Congratulations to Devil’s Thumb Ranch & Latigo Ranch!

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa climbed to a top three ranking and Latigo Ranch finished at number five in USA Today’s 10Best Nordic Centers for 2017! A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, which were then voted on via a USA Today re...

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2017
Dec
08

Top Nordic Gifts This Holiday Season

Must-Have Nordic Gear and Gift Ideas Anyone who loves a Nordic skier knows they’re hard to shop for—they’ve got wax preferences and fit issues and high arches and brand loyalty and some run hot and others need layers… Good luck there, Santa. But allow us to use our industry...

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2017
Nov
08

7 Habits That Give You a Jump on the Nordic Season

Early season is a flurry of iffy conditions, unpredictable trails and bodies that may have forgotten a thing or two since we left them in fine spring form. Here’s how to get on track for a killer winter. On the Snow Forget long slow distances and sprints for now—use early forays on t...

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2017
Nov
08

C.C.C.S.A. Opening Days

Opening Days:  Breckenridge Nordic Fri., Nov. 10: Opening Day (snow dependent) Frisco Nordic Center  Sat., Nov. 18: Opening Day (snow dependent) Aspen Cross Country Center Thurs., Nov 23: Opening Day (snow dependent) Snowmass Cross Country Center Sat., Dec 9: Opening Day (sno...

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2017
Sep
05

Q&A: Buying Nordic Equipment

Don Hinsvark, Nordic equipment specialist, is referred to as “The Nordic Guy” by his co-workers. We sat down to discuss equipment, different cross country ski styles, and the cost of cross country skiing for introductory- and beginner-level skiers. Q: What are the most popular brands so...

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2017
Jul
27

Guide to Roller Skiing in Colorado

University of Denver ski team member Jasmi Joensuu cross trains on roller skis for the Nordic season back home in Tuusula, Finland. Roller skiing is a preferred dryland method of training for beginner, expert, and professional Nordic skiers. Unlike an elliptical, treadmill, or rowing machine, rol...

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