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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
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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2016
May
02

Cycling and Nordic Skiing: A winning combination

In the Midwest, where I grew up, all trail-oriented athletes agree there are two seasons: Birkie training and Chequemegon Fat Tire 40 training. The Birkiebeiner is a 52K Nordic ski race, the largest in North America, and the Chequemegon is a 40-mile mountain bike race on many of the same trails as t...

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2016
Mar
21

Why Your Dog Wants You to Try Skijoring

Skijoring involves skiing behind a dog that’s wearing a harness and bungee-cord lead to pull its owner. Any skis will do—skate, classic, touring—as long as the skier has intermediate skills and the pooch is healthy, willing, and over 30 pounds and one year of age. Here’s why...

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