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2020
Jan
02

Best Last-Minute Cross-Country Ski Races

It’s not too late to get in on the Nordic race scene this season. Race season really kicks off this month. So what’s the best race choice for a relative beginner or eager intermediate? Short and local might seem obvious, but Dave Stewart, former University of Denver Nordic coach and cur...

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2019
Dec
08

Meet Randy George, Owner of Latigo Ranch

Randy George has owned Latigo Ranch for over 30 years. Latigo, which operates as a dude ranch during the summer and a destination Nordic resort in the winter, is located about 16 miles Northwest of Kremmling. For Randy, owning the Ranch is both is hobby and his profession.Perhaps the most unique asp...

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2019
Nov
20

XC Gift Guide for the Holidays

The holidays are here! Check out the best gift and gear picks from our Colorado Nordic experts! FOR THE ROOKIE The perfect gloves: “Many beginners try to use downhill ski gloves for XC skiing and immediately find them too hot,” says instructor Helen Carlsen from Aspen Nordic. Toko Prof...

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2019
Oct
01

The No-Gym XC Ski Conditioning Move You Need to Know

Let’s face it—no matter how active we stay all summer, there’s usually a steep re-entry curve when we first hit the trails for the season. Unless you’re in the midst of a serious race-centric training program, those first couple days back on the snow are going to hurt a littl...

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2019
Jul
20

Are you Storing Your Skinny Skis Correctly in the Offseason?

When ski season comes to a close, it’s easy to shove your Nordic skis in the back of your closet to be forgotten until the snow falls again. But how you treat your skis when the season ends makes all the difference in how they will perform next season. Storage waxing both your skate and classi...

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2019
Jul
15

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Ski Socks

The importance of the right ski sock is highly underrated. Nordic skiers may find themselves thinking, “It doesn’t matter, a sock is a sock, right?” WRONG. Socks are an essential piece of your Nordic ski gear. Here is the lowdown on why you should pay attention to the first la...

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