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Summer Workout Hack: Hydration Strategies

Living and being a Nordic athlete in Colorado has conditioned most of us to tote around the ubiquitous water bottle, switching up our look with a hydration belt in winter. We get it: Drink up at altitude. But do you have a hydration strategy, or is it just “grab a bottle and go”? ...

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Say Yes to Recovery: Why Nordic Skiers Need a Break

Despite winter’s unrelenting grip on Colorado this year, it IS the end of Nordic skiing season—and many of us are eager to transition right into our summer passions. Lots of Nordic skiers bike and run in the off season, and they don’t do it halfway. That’s why forcing yoursel...

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Stronger, Better, Faster: Groundbreaking New Nordic Ski Gear

Here’s your shopping list, X-C gear heads. These new-for-2020 innovations will change the way you ski.   For hundreds of years, the main thrust of cross-country skiing has been two skis, two poles and a whole lot of human effort. But tech and innovation are seriously upping the game&mda...

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5 Secrets to Enjoying Spring Nordic Skiing

End of the season got you dragging your poles? Here’s a spring X-C reboot.   Embrace the fun mindset. Hey, race season is over, you’ve got nothing left to track, train for or prove—why not kick it? Ski with your kids, or your dog, or your newbie friend, with n...

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How to Make Nordic Skiing Fun Again

It’s that point in the season—the newness has worn off, the hard slog toward training goals seems unending, the weather is bitter and the excess of holiday cheese has definitely slowed you down. Here’s how to refresh your outlook and keep your fitness on track. Change it up. So...

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Holiday Hacks for Nordic Skiers

Tis the season for skiers—the snow is flying, it’s time for buying, and it’s sometimes trying. Here’s how we handle the busy holidays. Unusual Gifts New trails, different resorts, major discounts, inspiration to hit the trails, the gift of fresh snow and the scent of pine? ...

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