Destinations

BC BEAUTIFUL

BC BEAUTIFULThe province of British Columbia once used as a marketing slogan "BC Beautiful" and that pretty much says it all. With rugged Rocky Mountain panorama as the backdrop for many of its Nordic skiing venues, interior BC has as plentiful a bounty of cross country skiing options as it has snow. Much has been written about some of the higher profile Nordic centers and resorts such as Sovereign Lake and Silver Star closer to the coast, but there are many others worthy of greater attention and exploration. The BC Nordic Society is a trade association that represents many of the Nordic centers across the... Read more >

MAINE’S DOWNEAST SUNRISE TRAIL

Nearly 90 miles of non-stop cross country skiing and a case study in multiple use

Thank the glaciers for plentiful skiing optionsThat area of Maine called "down east" covers the state’s coastline from northeast of Portland all the way to Canada. The region boasts one of the longest trails in the country in the Down East Sunrise Trail (DEST). Skiers will find numerous scenic vistas on the 87-mile corridor that stretches from east of Ellsworth to Ayers Junction, just a few miles from Calais. Along the way you will be treated to views of mountains and hills, marshes, fields, forests and wildlife.... Read more >

TAHOE: TAKE TWO

A look at Spooner Lake, The New Northstar and a Royal Gorge update

TAHOE: TAKE TWOAs much as we try to spread our destination editorial coverage around, there are times when we inevitably end up back at a destination previously covered. With the Cross Country Ski Areas Association annual conference taking place at Northstar at Tahoe in April last year, we had the opportunity to re-visit the Lake Tahoe area and check out a few places we had yet to visit, and get an ... Read more >

HIDDEN GEM

HOMESTAKE LODGE: Montana’s New Hidden Gem

HOMESTAKE LODGE: Montana’s New Hidden GemYou might say that Chris and Mandy Axelson followed the popular Field of Dreams movie philosophy: "Build it and they will come." That’s somewhat true but living in Montana, where most of the state’s population participates in some sort of outdoor winter sport, made the decision a little easier. And for Chris and Mandy, who have been avid cross country skiers all of their lives, the chance to build their version of a family-oriented, off-thegrid cross country ski facility in the Rocky Mountains has been a ... Read more >

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