Vacation Destinations

Powder Day on Colorado’s Grand Mesa

Western colorado’s Grand Mesa is the highest flat-topped mountain in the world. Rising to 11,000 feet where the Colorado Plateau—Edward Abbey’s country—meets the Rockies, the Mesa receives the first cut of snow from storms off the Pacific. The snow total here averages at least 300 inches per year and is […]

Stowe, Vermont: An Eastern states Nordic Mecca

Route 108—The Mountain Road—winds its way out of Stowe Village passing ski-inspired (or dependent) business after ski-inspired business. Between Stowe Mountain Resort’s alpine hill and exceptional cross country terrain, skiing drives this Vermont town’s economy. It’s a tourist town. On busy winter weekends traffic at the three-way stop can back all […]

Cowboy Cross Country: Jackson Hole’s Lesser-Known Kind of Skiing

A plane touching down at the Jackson Hole Airport is crowded with skiers, riders, and other visitors waiting to catch their first glimpse of Wyoming’s toothy Teton Range, which stands seemingly a stone’s throw away from the runway. The same backdrop of jagged peaks patterned with steep couloirs and rocky […]


Hidden Gem: Homestake Lodge Montana’s New Hidden Gem

You 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 […]

Tahoe: Take Two

A look at Spooner Lake, The New Northstar and a Royal Gorge update TAHOE: TAKE TWO’s 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 […]

BC Beautiful

The 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 […]