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There was a time when I thought it ludicrous to pay to cross-country ski. When I moved to New England in 1977, there were no cross-country centers or groomed trails in the Keene area. Friends introduced me to Nordic skiing by taking me out on backroads and snowmobile trails.

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To get in shape for the season, all you have to do is build up your leg muscles with running, biking and hiking. Add some weight lifting for the arms or “Nordic walking” with poles and you’ll be ready for ski season. Right? Wrong! If you don’t focus on building core strength, you’re wasting …

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Sunday was a perfect spring day. The weather was warming and sunny. I headed to Jackson to go for a ski. At the lodge, I met my friend and fellow instructor, Connie Kinsman. There wasn’t much going on with lessons, so she had time to ski. We drove up to Valley Cross Road parking lot to do the Wave.

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Spring is here, but this year’s two dozen snowstorms have left lots of snow to go exploring in the woods. Last Wednesday, Peter and I were contemplating the “plan for the day.” I suggested snowshoeing at Heron Pond, near Chocorua Lake. We once mountain biked there before it was closed to bik…

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Have you ever been out skiing, working your heart out, but going nowhere fast? I have! Nothing is more frustrating than having skis that don’t glide well. Though it sounds simplistic,” the idea of skiing is to glide on snow. Skis that don’t glide require more energy to make them move, they a…

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This last week has been brutal, weather-wise. One day, it’s been warm and sunny, with temperatures in the 30s. Then, it’s been snowy and chilly. The last few days have been bitterly cold and windy. How do skiers adjust? They “weather the weather.”

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Cross-country skiers, snowshoers, snowmobilers, fat bikers, dog walkers, hikers and runners are hitting the trails to get some exercise and to enjoy the winter woods. Where these users share trails, there can be conflicts if people don’t know or care about their impact on the trails. An inco…

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Skis gliding over firm snow, wide-open vistas, loops upon loops of field skiing — these are a few of my favorite things. Saturday morning was cold and windy — not a nice time to be out skiing. By afternoon, winds had subsided and temperatures were milder. Two friends decided to go for a late…

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Sounds easy — let’s take the kids cross-country skiing today! We’ll all have a great time! When you’re heading out skiing, it’ll all go better if you have a game plan. If you don’t consider kids’ needs before you go, chances are it won’t work out the way you imagined. What you thought might …

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Once a week, I like to go for a long ski somewhere interesting and different from my regular routes. Last Wednesday, I was wanted to get out there skiing before Thursday’s “rain” event messed things up. Freshly waxed classic skis called to me from the basement to go for a glide.

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“Scrambling” is a good word for snowshoe racing. It isn’t exactly running, definitely not gliding and not a pleasant walk in the woods. It’s scrambling — a kicking up snow behind you, crawling up hills, plunging down single tracks and tripping over snowshoes type of activity. Whoever invente…