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    HIDDEN GEM HOMESTAKE LODGE: Montana’s New Hidden Gem

    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 […]

    Maine’s Down East Sunrise Trail

    Nearly 90 miles of non-stop cross country skiing and a case study in multiple use Thank the glaciers for plentiful skiing options. That 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 […]

    The Keweenaw’s Hidden Gem, The Chassell Trail

      By Ron Bergin 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” […]

    Peak-To-Peak Skiing at Purcell Lodge, BC

    “Heather, this looks like the spot.” Our search began in early fall of 2002 as we scanned the web sites of backcountry ski operators in British Columbia for a spot that would satisfy our divergent visions of what would make a great ski holiday. I was after the steep and […]