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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...
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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.  
Registration Now Open for the Annual Steamboat Nordic Camp  The Steamboat Nordic Camp will be held December 9-10, 2017 and is hosted by Lake Catamount Touring Center, Steamboat Ski Touring Center and Ski Haus In its 14th year of operation the camp caters to XC Ski enthusiast of all levels.  New skiers learning technique to seasoned skiers looking to get a jump on training for the season all benefit from this well organized, enthusiastic camp.  The camp includes the following: Top Level...

Trail Conditions

Bruce’s Trail

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:07pm
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
9F
Trail Conditions: Clear Groomed for skate & classic with the snowcat. Anything you may have heard about “last groom on Bruce’s” was fake news! We’ll keep going until hell freezes over, the cows come home, or the Steamboat Ski Touring Center opens. Which ever comes first.
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:38am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
-2F
Trail Conditions: All groomed for both skate and classic with the snowcat.
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:20pm
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
18” fresh snow.
Trail Conditions: Grooming with the snowcat right now!!
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:22pm
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
29F 1cm new snow!
Trail Conditions: Just groomed with the snowcat.  The little snow mixed in pretty well - skating should be pretty good.  No classic track until now snow.  Monday??
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:38pm
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
Clear 26F need more snow...
Trail Conditions: Skate lane groomed with snowcat.  Too thin for a classic track.
Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:01am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
Crummy
Trail Conditions: Sorry all too much ice...  No grooming.
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 6:34am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
31F
Trail Conditions: Fresh groom for skate.  We need more snow for a classic track.
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20pm
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
37F
Trail Conditions: All trails groomed for both skate and classic with the snowcat.  Happy Thanksgiving!!
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:08am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
26° F
Trail Conditions: Groomed with the PistenBully at Midnight last night!!
Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:27am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
10F
Trail Conditions: Snowmobile groom at 9:00pm last night.  An attempt at classic track was made.
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 6:40pm
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
Trail Conditions: Fresh groom at 6:00PM with the snowmobile.  No classic track.  Should set up good overnight.
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 5:44am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
20F
Trail Conditions: Grooming in progress.  Snowmobile grooming today, done by 9:00
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:24pm
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
23°F
Trail Conditions: Fresh machine groom at 10:30PM Tuesday. The skate surface looks good! No classic track as the snow depth has gotten thin.
Sun, 11/12/2017 - 6:20am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
9°F Clear
Trail Conditions: All trails groomed last night at 11:00PM for both skate and classic with the snow cat. Enjoy!
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 6:39am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
26F
Trail Conditions: “Reported at: Bruce’s Trail on Thur, 11/09/2017 - 7:55 pm: First snowcat groom tonight, including classic track. This was possible because of Scott Myller’s consistent work with the snowmobile for the past week. Support your Nordic Council’s effort to maintain Bruce’s Trail!...
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 8:20am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
Cold
Trail Conditions: Fresh groom with the snowmobile this AM.
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:48am
km Open:
5
% Open:
100
Weather:
Perfect: mid to high twenties
Trail Conditions: Trails were groomed this AM.  Plenty of snow - still a bit soft... Parking lot is not plowed.

Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:59am
km Open:
% Open:
Weather:
Trail Conditions: HEY! ITS SNOWING!!!! WE HAVE OUR NOSES STUCK TO THE WINDOWS..... What about you? So far as of Noon 12/4/17 we do not have enough snow to pack....   Don't Forget about our Snow Dance Contest on Facebook! Do you want a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to SSTC? Send us a video of you doing a Snow Dance...
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:59am
km Open:
% Open:
Weather:
Trail Conditions: HEY! ITS SNOWING!!!! WE HAVE OUR NOSES STUCK TO THE WINDOWS..... What about you? So far as of Noon 12/4/17 we do not have enough snow to pack....   Don't Forget about our Snow Dance Contest on Facebook! Do you want a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to SSTC? Send us a video of you doing a Snow Dance...
Fri, 11/24/2017 - 10:24am
km Open:
0
% Open:
0
Weather:
Trail Conditions: Did ya hear about our OUT OF THIS WORLD SNOWSHOE BLOWOUT SALE! All models starting at $75! Come in and see us! We are open until 4:45 today!

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