My husband and I recently arrived at a local cross-country ski trail to find 30 tweens and teens skiing with their coaches from the Aspen Valley Ski Club. We were stunned. When our sons were younger, getting them to Nordic ski was nearly impossible. “It’s just like walking,” they’d whine. “We want to go downhill. […]
A guest post by Roger Lohr of XCSkiResorts.com While the kids are still young enough to accompany their parents on a trip, head up to the hills during the winter school breaks. Cross-country (XC) skiing and snowshoeing are easy enough to enable the family to have a memorable adventure together and the nation’s top XC ski resort […]
Like most Westerners, I am well aware that I live in an arid climate. Especially in the warmer months, I think that most of us are careful about taking water with us when we hit the trails. Go hiking, take a water bottle. Go for a run, recharge with electrolytes. Out on the bike, a […]
Cross Country skiing can be difficult with kids. My friend Joy shares how she makes cross country skiing a positive and fun winter family activity.
If you read yesterday’s post, you will remember that “getting in shape” does not mean the same thing for every sport. It turns out that getting in shape for Alpine skiing is different from getting in shape for Telemark and Nordic skiing. Go figure. I do both. I will have to be in double-good shape.