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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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2019
Jun
17

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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2019
May
03

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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