Nordic Nation

Cross Country Skier Tour de Trail Is On!

Cross Country Skier, The Journal of Nordic Skiing, is proud to bring the Tour de Trail cross country ski demo series to the quiet woods of the Northeast. The format is simple and Covid compliant: Our demo trailer visits the top cross country centers throughout northern New England and New York for three weekends in late January and early February. We’ve got the latest classic, skin and skate skis from Salomon and Kästle. While you’re there, buy a raffle ticket to support the New England Nordic Ski Association’s youth programming and get a FREE base layer from Odlo plus a subscription to Cross Country Skier. Tour de Trail is made possible thanks to Salomon, Swix, Odlo and Kästle. Join us!

Tahoe’s Nordic Centers Dig Out after Mid-December’s Massive Snowfall

After a year of extreme drought, extended heat waves, and severe forest fires, Lake Tahoe finally got its first significant snow of the winter (excluding an October storm that quickly melted). Between December 12 and 15, the northern Sierra Nevada area received anywhere from 35 inches (at an elevation of […]

Harald Bjerke Writes the Book on Swix

It’s only fitting that Harald Bjerke would write a history of Swix. Throughout his nearly 50-year tenure as product manager at the company, Bjerke was responsible for the development of more than 300 products, notably Blue Extra, formulated by Leif Torgersen—the legendary Dr. Wax—and the Swix hat as we know it. […]

Cindy Hirschfeld joins Cross Country Skier as Editor in Chief

Cross Country Skier, The Journal of Nordic Skiing, welcomes Cindy Hirschfeld to the team as editor in chief. Hirschfeld is a longtime veteran of outdoor publishing and will lead the title into its 41st volume on the heels of an exciting and unprecedented winter. “I’m looking forward to immersing myself in […]

Glide to Grow

“It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.”

The Davis behind the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

For the U.S. Ski Team, raising money has always been a challenge. So when the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund stepped up to cover the entire budget for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in 2019 and through the 2022 Olympics, there was a collective sigh of relief in Park City and from Anchorage to Stratton, Tahoe to Steamboat Springs.