Great conditions for Alpine skiing have been hit and miss in many parts of the country this season. The Christmas/New Year’s holiday week took a hit in some places. If Alpine skiing is not the only way you play in the snow, there are many options. If you think cross country skiing might not be the most exciting sport then you have never seen the dramatic finish to the 2018 Gold Medal performance by Jessie Diggins and KiKi Randall. It was one of the most stunning upsets in Olympics history and one of the most thrilling moments in sports.
The web site XCSKiResorts.com and accompanying blog do a thorough job of providing useful information not only for those who are cross country (AKA Nordic) enthusiasts but also for those who are curious about cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Both activities can burn a lot of calories and offer family members who may not be Alpine skiers an alternative.
The web site offers a complete list of Nordic areas throughout the U.S. and even those in locations that don’t get much natural snow. It provides information that compares Alpine Skiing and Nordic. It also explores the “best secrets” of cross country skiing, explains the difference between classic skiing and skate skiing and offers a list of the “top ten” venues.
The blog portion of the site offers a variety of ways that cross country skiing and snowshoeing can be explored and enjoyed ranging from “ladies weekend outings”, romantic getaways, snowshoeing with grandchildren and product information.
For some, both snowshoeing and cross country skiing can be a bit easier than Alpine skiing to learn for and they are not as pricey.
The XCSkiResorts web site is a good starting point for those who want an alternative to Alpine skiing or just want to try a different kind of adventure.