• Cross Country Ski Destinations

    Sun Valley: Nordic Town, USA

    An airy snow falls as we glide past babbling creeks and through wintry meadows on the Galena Trails north of Ketchum, Idaho. All is quiet but for the huffing of our breaths and the occasional flicker of a bird darting between trees. It’s hard to imagine that just a short […]

    Hard Work and a “Just Go for It” Attitude Pay Off for Michael LeBlanc

    Michael LeBlanc is a quintessential high school student. The 18-year-old senior at Groves Academy in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, is a member of student council, is taking accelerated college courses and is a student mentor. But as an athlete, he’s striving for something bigger. LeBlanc is a member of the […]

    Three Ways to Enhance Balance and Stability for Cross Country Skiing

    A sharp, twisting downhill; the wind watering your eyes; icy patches on the trail; rocket ships on your feet; flat light; and snow falling furiously—how do you keep your balance in such a tough situation? Nordic skiing is full of tricky tasks as it is—moving over a slippery surface with constant […]

    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.”

    Subscribers Keep Us Pushing Forward

    Dear reader, It’s a common refrain around our office that Cross Country Skier is the uncontested, leading English-language cross country ski magazine in the world. Sure, we believe that we make a pretty darn good magazine. But, truth be told, the statement is more of a joke than a not-so-humble […]


    October 12, 2020 – A group of publishers and editors who oversee consumer and B2B outdoor media titles have formed the working group Outdoor Media For Inclusion (OM4I) to provide more opportunities for journalists and contributors who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, and members of other marginalized communities. Teresa Baker, […]