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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...

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Haymaker Nordic Center

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:36am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Haymaker- Trails groomed this morning for both skate and classic skiing!
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:43am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- As always,trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Haymaker- Trails groomed this morning for both skate and classic skiing! Moonlight Ski or Snowshoe at Haymaker TONIGHT!
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 8:53am
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Fri, 01/13/2017 - 8:18am
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Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:11am
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Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:03am
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Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:06am
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Trail Conditions: Trails groomed this morning for both skate and classic skiing!

Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 9:35am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- All trails are freshly groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Haymaker- Trails groomed this morning for both skate and classic skiing!
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:42am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- As always,trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Haymaker- Trails groomed this morning for both skate and classic skiing! Moonlight Ski or Snowshoe at Haymaker TONIGHT!
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 8:51am
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Trail Conditions: As always,trails are freshly  groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Breakfast Burrito Saturdays! Come in and get um!
Fri, 01/13/2017 - 8:16am
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Trail Conditions: As always,trails are freshly  groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Have you tried our new menu? How about a Brie and Fig Panini?
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:01am
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Trail Conditions: As always,trails are freshly  groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Come in for Soup, Paninis or a Breakfast Burritos!
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 8:52am
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Trail Conditions: Trails are being freshly  groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing! Sign up for MASTERS now.  Masters being Sunday, January 8th! Warm up with a cup Kajsa's Blend coffee or a warm panini!

Lake Catamount Touring Center

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:16pm
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Clear skies and beautiful conditions
Trail Conditions: Heritage and First Light trails were groomed this morning. All trails across the road were groomed yesterday. With the sunny clear weather, we will likely not groom again until Thursday or friday morning unless it snows. 
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 8:26am
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calm 25 degrees @ 8am sun trying to break through
Trail Conditions: All trails groomed for Skate and Classic this am. It is going to be a beautiful day on the trails! Pease Note our restaurant will be closing at 2pm today for a private function
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:47am
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Cloudy skies 30 degrees @ 8:30am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning For skate and classic skiing. Fullmoon fatbike race tonight 6pm start. Join the fun here! https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=82761  Or call 871-6667 to register.
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 8:42am
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overcast 21 degrees
Trail Conditions: All trails groomed for skate and classic this am. FULL MOON FAT BIKE RACE race this Wednesday evening. Come on out, its a blast . Burgers and beers to follow. $26. 
Mon, 01/09/2017 - 8:47am
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Warm, wet and windy, 43 degrees at 8am
Trail Conditions: First light, Heritage and Connector are groomed this morning.

Steamboat Lake State Park Touring Center

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:35am
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15 degrees and sunny
Trail Conditions:   All trails have been set, marked and groomed!  The classic set is not set right now.  The groomer is waiting on a part for a repair, but everything has been groomed with cordoroy.  We also have a 1.5 mile, packed snow shoe trail.  We are one of the few places where you can ski with your dog so...
Sun, 01/08/2017 - 9:49am
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17 degrees and snowing
Trail Conditions: All trails have been set, marked and groomed!  It is snowing again today, so the groomer probably won't be back out until this storm is over.  Classic and backcountry skiing is great, but skate skiers may want to wait for grooming to catch up.  We also have a 1.5 mile, packed snow shoe trail.  We...

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