Devil's Thumb Ranch (December 2008)
Not long ago, development almost consumed Devil's Thumb Ranch. But now owners Suzanne and Bob Fanch have made significant changes to turn the resort into a first-rate destination. Read on . . .
The Crown of Maine (November 2008)
Aroostock County is the northernmost county in Maine. It is as northwoods as you'll get. The place needs economic development and some organizers have turned to cross country skiing and biathlon as an answer. Read more about The Crown of Maine.
Chassell Classic Trail (Michigan) (October 2008)
The most significant thing that the Chassell Trail has going for it is that it is a single track, classic trail. So many trails of this nature have fallen by the wayside, or been converted to wide “skating lanes with a classic track on the side” type trails, that they are almost a dying breed. It’s refreshing, then, to come across such a trail as the Chassell. Read more . . .
Discovering Idaho (January/February 2008)
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 . . .
Yellowstone Country Sampler (December 2007)
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.
Touring Anchorage (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 . . .
Lapham Peak, Wisconsin (October 2007)
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 (October 2007)
By Lynn Bosco—With almost 100 inches of snowfall, the Northwest Pennsylvania Great Outdoors boasts 25 places to ski. Read more . . .
Crystal Lake, Pennsylvania (October 2007)
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 . . .
The Other Mt. Washington:
Skiing on Vancouver Island (January 2007)
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 . . .
The Sugarbush Trail Minnesota (January 2007)
by Ron Bergin -- Driving north out of Duluth on US Hwy 61 along Lake Superior's north shore, 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 . . .