Destinations

January/February 2008

Discovering Idaho

By Ron Bergin — It would not be an overstatement to say that the state of Idaho has some of the best cross country skiing in the country. One could easily construct an ambitious Nordic skiing vacation (or two) from all of these trails. Read more . . .

December 2007

Yellowstone Country Sampler

A region so wealthy in attractions, scenery, snow and the granddaddy of national parks gives skiiers so many choices. Read more. Also, see photos from Yellowstone Country in our photo gallery.

November 2007

The skiing opportunities are so plentiful that one could easily devote a week or more to exploring the 130-plus kilometers of trails just in the immediate Anchorage area. Read more . . .

October 2007

Lapham Peak, Wisconsin

By Lou Dzierzak—When the first snow falls in early November, Wisconsin’s Lapham Peak State Park is one of the busiest cross country ski venues in the Midwest. Read more . . .

Northwest Pennsylvania

By Lynn Bosco—With almost 100 inches of snowfall, the Northwest Pennsylvania Great Outdoors boasts 25 places to ski. Read more . . .

Hidden Gem: Crystal Lake, Pennsylvania

By Mike Buckley—“Let’s go again,” Lee said, as we exited Super Loop trail at Crystal Lake Ski Center. Again? The loop’s start is tough, a long and steep uphill climb, but it soon mellows into a few downhills that cut across the slope of the ridge and a fast flat with lots of glide. Read more . . .

January/February 2007

The Other Mt. Washington:
Skiing on Vancouver Island

By Ryan Stuart — Twelve feet of snow can make a big difference. Take the spot on the shoreline of Lake Helen McKenzie where I stood gasping for breath. I'd hiked past it on a trail near Mount Washington Alpine Resort at least 10 times during the summer. At least, I thought I had. Nothing looked the same now in midwinter. Luckily, the groomer had left a perfect track of corduroy to follow. Read more . . .

Hidden Gems: The Sugarbush Trail Minnesota
by Ron Bergin

Driving north out of Duluth on US Hwy 61 along Lake Superior's Northshore, you could easily think you'd been transported to coastal Maine or Oregon. This scenic route sets the stage for an idyllic journey to one of the more enjoyable upper Midwest skiing experiences. Read more . . .