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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

Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:43am
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Trail Conditions: Fish Creek, Kajsa's Loop and Wrens Way are open!!! $10 Trail Pass today! Great Winter Conditions!
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:09am
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Trail Conditions: Fish Creek, Kajsa's Loop and Wrens Way are open!!! $5 Trail Pass today! Great Winter Conditions!
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 8:42am
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Trail Conditions: Fish Creek, Kajsa's Loop and Wrens Way are open!!! $5 Trail Pass today!
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:11am
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Trail Conditions: Fish Creek, Kajsa's Loop and Wrens Way are open!!!  $5 Trail Pass today!
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:11am
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Trail Conditions: Fish Creek, Kajsa's Loop and Wrens Way are open!!!  $5 Trail Pass today!
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:11am
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Trail Conditions: Fish Creek, Kajsa's Loop and Wrens Way are open!!!  $5 Trail Pass today!
Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:45pm
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Trail Conditions: We still need a bit more snow in order to open! Our reatail shop is open! Come in, we are open 9am-5pm Every Day!

Bruce’s Trail

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:34am
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5
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100
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Clear 0'
Trail Conditions: Fresh groom this AM.  Classic track set.
Sun, 12/04/2016 - 9:37am
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100
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Cold - but there is an inversion - warmer than in town!
Trail Conditions:   Fresh groom with classic track
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 8:38am
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cold, 2" new snow, sunny
Trail Conditions: Freshly groomed.  Classic track set mostly.
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:40pm
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100
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10 degrees and clear
Trail Conditions:   Fresh groom this morning.  Classic track set on both loops.
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:21am
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100
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cold and snowing
Trail Conditions: Fresh groom this morning - and classic track set!! 6" new snow overnight
Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:17pm
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100
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snowy
Trail Conditions: Snowmobile is back - all trails groomed!!
Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:56am
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40
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Snowing
Trail Conditions: Sorry - Last trail update was for Bruce's Trail - NOT Catamount.
Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:37am
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Snowing
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning.  7" - 8" new snow and still snowing.
Sun, 11/27/2016 - 9:20am
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100
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snowing
Trail Conditions: Trails groomed this AM
Sat, 11/26/2016 - 6:44am
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100
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sunny
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed last night. Please consider helping us fund grooming - click on the membership tab at steamboatxcski.com

Lake Catamount Touring Center

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 3:46pm
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Cloudy skies with snow coming our way
Trail Conditions: We need more snow to open. Right now our opening date is weather and snow dependent. We will update when more snow is actually on the ground. 871-6667
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:28am
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Cold with light snow
Trail Conditions: Ignore the grooming report that says we are open. We are NOT open. Lake is almost frozen but not quite. 6"-10" total on the ground in the fields right now so we definately need more snow to get open. Our projected opening date is the weekend of the Steamboat Nordic Camp (Dec10-11) 
Tue, 11/29/2016 - 8:29am
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40
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Snowing
Trail Conditions: The upper loop was groomed before the snowmobile broke down.    

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