• Destinations

    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 […]

    Fun and Games

    This piece originally appeared in Cross Country Skier’s 2019 Photo Annual (Winter 2019) as the Editor’s Note. Even though my racing career has ended—or at least been paused—I try to keep in touch with the people who influenced my development as a skier. It could be because, in so many ways personal […]

    Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

    Situated near the top of Crawford Notch along Route 302 in north-central New Hampshire, the Bretton Woods Nordic Center offers skiing with the magnificent backdrop of Mount Washington. One hundred kilometers of groomed trails wind around a golf course, through forested land and along streams for a selection of skate […]

    Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone, Montana

    West Yellowstone, Montana, about 90 miles from Bozeman, lies just outside Yellowstone National Park. Rendezvous Ski Trails is the primary ski venue in West Yellowstone, right at the edge of the Park. All of the 35 kilometers of groomed trails are located on National Forest land and are maintained with […]

    Sadie Style: Bjornsen Talks World Cup Racing and Adaptation

    Over the holidays, Cross Country Skier was able to catch up with U.S. Ski Team Veteran Sadie Bjornsen as she prepared for the 2019 Tour de Ski. We asked her how she feels about her season, about life on the road, what she’s looking ahead to and how the team […]