• Features

    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 […]

    OUTDOOR MEDIA FOR INCLUSION: A GROUP AIMED TO DIVERSIFY VOICES IN OUTDOOR MEDIA

    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, […]

    Local Legend: Sverre Caldwell

    Andy Newell, originally from Vermont, is a Stratton Mountain School alum, former member of the U.S. Ski Team and  four-time Olympian. He now lives in Montana, where he operates Nordic Team Solutions, a training and consulting business for cross country skiers of all ages. Much of his coaching philosophy is […]