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It seems impossible that Bear Notch Ski Touring Center has been operating for 25 years. I remember back in 1995 when they first started. The Garland brothers, Doug and John, plowed out a parking lot in the field next to Route 302, put out a donation box and groomed some trails. Local skiers …

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January is New Hampshire’s “Learn to Ski and Snowboard” Month. Ski New Hampshire states, “There’s no better time to learn to ski and snowboard than in January. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities agree that taking a lesson your first time makes a huge difference, and our Learn to Ski &a…

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Why do Nordic skiers like to race? In Steve Hindman’s book, “Cross-Country Skiing for Fun and Fitness,” in the chapter, “Racing and Training,” he states, “If you enjoy skiing on groomed trails, if you like people, and if you welcome a personal challenge… there’s a good chance you will enjoy …

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Tuesday’s snowstorm whetted my appetite for more snow. The fluffy white powder made a beautiful coating on the landscape but it wasn’t enough for me to risk damaging my skis.

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There’s new snow and my skis aren’t ready to go. It’s time to wax some skis. Doing it now will have me ready when the mood and conditions call me out to ski.

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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 …