Thursday April 24th 2014

Tagged: cross-country skiing

Good snow, lots of winter left at NH ski areas and resorts

Good snow, lots of winter left at NH ski areas and resorts
January 27, 2014

There’s plenty of snow and and three months of great skiing to go at New Hampshire’s ski areas and resorts, according to Ski New Hampshire. So perhaps it’s time to try a little “western” skiing!

Warm and friendly Bethel Inn a welcome respite from winter’s chill

Warm and friendly Bethel Inn a welcome respite from winter’s chill
January 25, 2014

Day tripping to the mountains for skiing is fine, but every now and again isn’t it nice to make it a full weekend adventure, to treat yourself a little? Of course! After all, there’s nothing quite like skiing the entire day and after après ski, enjoying a relaxed dinner.

Own the snow: Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing lessons, rentals & trails

Own the snow: Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing lessons, rentals & trails
January 14, 2014

Imagine it: Just you, the trees, and an expanse of snow. Cross-country skiing is a fine winter way to get outside and get one with the white stuff. Many of the XC spots on our roundup also offer rentals, so first-timers can give the sport a try even if they don’t already own equipment.

Learn to XC ski (or snowshoe or other stuff) at LL Bean Discovery School

Learn to XC ski (or snowshoe or other stuff) at LL Bean Discovery School
December 27, 2013

For folks who’ve never cross-country skied before, it’s painful to dish out a load of cash for equipment only to find out two days later you hate the sport, so you curse fate and chuck the skis into the basement where they’ll rot for three years until you sell them at a garage sale for $10, which is barely enough money to buy a decent turkey sandwich.

Hike & stay: Maine Huts and Trails

Hike & stay: Maine Huts and Trails
May 17, 2013

Maine Huts and Trails offers 80 miles of trail in Maine’s western mountains, with four huts along the way for respite and warming up or cooling down, depending on which season you’re in. Hike in the summer, cross-country ski or snowshoe in the winter. The Maine woods are happy to have you in any weather.

Hike up to the hut with Maine Huts and Trails

Hike up to the hut with Maine Huts and Trails
January 30, 2013

Maine Huts and Trails offers 80 miles of trail in Maine’s western mountains, with four huts along the way for respite and warming up (or cooling down, if you overdo your layering and sweat most of the way there). The hut and trail system gives hikers access to the mountains, lakes, and woods – and the huts are models of sustainability. And the views along the way? Well, they won’t bother you.