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V1 is your low gear and an important technique to master for steeper terrain or slower conditions. This three minute video covers it all -- it includes clips of world class  skiers and an expert coach describing the key elements of the technique.  
When I am coaching a new skier, the first technique I teach them is double pole.- To me, double pole is the most important technique to master because the motions and power application transfer directly to both V2 and V2-alternate in skating.- Yes- contrary to popular belief, if you want to be good at skating, you must first become competent in double poling. The most common problem that I see in skiers is that they do not understand how to apply power with their upper bodies.- This winter I...
Preparing for ski racing: The basic menu It will not be long before the snow falls and ski racing season is upon us. I imagine that many people in the ski community are wondering: What can I do to become a better skier this year? The short answer is: start training NOW! In the Nordic ski world we have a saying, "fitness first." This means that it is usually the fittest skier who wins the race (as long as they have decent technique!). The primary methods of training that we (the SSWSC junior...

Trail Conditions

Haymaker Nordic Center

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:24am
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Trail Conditions:   Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:14am
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Trail Conditions:   All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:46am
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Trail Conditions:   All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:46am
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Trail Conditions:   All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:46am
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Trail Conditions:   All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:54am
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Trail Conditions: Haymaker- All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:36am
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Trail Conditions: All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.

Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:22am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- All trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing. We will be closed all day tomorrow, all SSTC passes will be valid at Haymaker Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $...
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:22am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- All trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing. We will be closed all day tomorrow, all SSTC passes will be valid at Haymaker Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $...
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:12am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- We decided not to groom in order to conserve snow. This morning the trail maybe a bit hard but softening up in the afternoon. Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $99!  SKIS,...
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:12am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- We decided not to groom in order to conserve snow. This morning the trail maybe a bit hard but softening up in the afternoon. Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $99!  SKIS,...
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:12am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- We decided not to groom in order to conserve snow. This morning the trail maybe a bit hard but softening up in the afternoon. Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $99!  SKIS,...
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:12am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- We decided not to groom in order to conserve snow. This morning the trail maybe a bit hard but softening up in the afternoon. Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $99!  SKIS,...
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 8:45am
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Trail Conditions: All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $99!  SKIS, BOOTS, POLES--- EVERYTHING IS ON SALE! Haymaker- All trails are...
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 8:53am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. In order to conserve snow we decided not to groom. Boot Hill is closed due to lack of snow. Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail...
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 8:35am
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Trail Conditions: All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.  Conditions are fantastic today. Spin to Win!  SALE! Buy 2 Items and get 30% off Full Retail Buy 3 Items and get 35% off Full Retail Buy 4 Items and get 40% off Full Retail Demo Snowshoes $99!  Demo Skate skis on SALE now!

Lake Catamount Touring Center

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:12am
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21
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85
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Finally cooler with snow in the forecast
Trail Conditions: We did not groom this morning but it looks like the weather really is going to change so we can hopefully get back to a little more regular grooming. With the water that is pooling across the entrance to Firstlight, we will no longer be grooming that trail. It is not closed, but we are done...
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 1:40pm
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25
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100
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Warm, warm, soft
Trail Conditions: Please do not come out this afternoon. It is too soft. We will update our report late tonight or first thing in the morning. Thanks for your cooperation. Pray for cold!!
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 8:48am
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25
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100
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Clear skies 20 degrees at 8:30 am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. Please do not ski late in the day when it's warm. Very likely that we wil close early on Tuesday if it gets as warm as forecasted. Call 871-6667  for temperature updates if planning to ski afternoon so you don't get turned away by surprise. Pray for cold!!!  
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:12am
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clear and calm 19 degrees @9am
Trail Conditions: all trails were groomed for skate and classic today! please note; we will be CLOSING today at 3. please respect.As we get into warmer temps in order to preserve the trails at times we may close early. Also please stay on designated trails; do not crust ski or make your own trails. This jepordizes...

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