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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

Lake Catamount Touring Center

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:02am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:01am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:01am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:01am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:01am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:01am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:00am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:00am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:00am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:00am
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
Light snow falling 17 degrees @8am
Trail Conditions: All trails were groomed this morning. It looks alot like winter again! :) We are selling all our rental equipment with both classic and skate packages available for $250. This is a great price so inquire early for sizing as it will go quickly. 871-6667. 
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 8:51am
km Open:
21
% Open:
85
Weather:
cloudy skies with light snow:) 29 degrees at 8:30am
Trail Conditions: All trails except Firstlight were groomed this morning. With the colder temps we are open 9am-4pm. We are selling all of our rental equipment. Both skate and classic packages (boots, skis, poles) are $250. Inquire at the nordic center. 871-6667
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:12am
km Open:
21
% Open:
85
Weather:
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
km Open:
25
% Open:
100
Weather:
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!!

Haymaker Nordic Center

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 7:14am
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Trail Conditions: Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. ALL SSTC PASSES ARE VALID HERE TODAY!
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.

Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 7:13am
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Trail Conditions: We will be closed all day TODAY, 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 $99!  SKIS, BOOTS, POLES--- EVERYTHING IS ON SALE!
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:22am
km Open:
% Open:
Weather:
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
km Open:
% Open:
Weather:
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
km Open:
% Open:
Weather:
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,...

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