With ski season upon us, we stopped by Boulder Nordic Sport—the retailer for all of your skinny ski needs—for tips on getting outfitted for classic or skate skis.
1. Get the right fit: You used to pick out Nordic skis by raising your hand to determine the length. Not anymore. “The...
November 4 2014, 10:00 AM
—Courtesy of Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa
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After I checked into my room at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa last February, I took a moment to savor the setting: Two leather chairs were turned toward an only-in-Colorado view of the Ranch Creek Valley...
Why we love it: Perfectly groomed trails and a restaurant with beer to warm me up after a workout.
When to go: Now. There’s not a lot of snowpack, so the skiing is storm-to-storm.
One of the things I appreciate about Nordic skiing is that it lacks the “fuss” of downhill skiing....
February 26 2013, 9:05 AM
Why We Love It: A day's pass is only $15. (Yes, downhillers, you read that correctly.)
When to Go: Around 10 a.m. to avoid the real pros who hit the trails early or the afternoon crowds.
Distance: More than 100 kilometers of trails
Favorite Trail: Pole Creek (It's...
February 14 2012, 12:07 PM
It can be intimidating to try an activity that leaves you squarely outside your comfort zone. So this year, that’s exactly what we did—and you can, too. Sure, we could ask an expert for a step-by-step, how-to guide on every winter sport out there; instead, we took the lessons ourselves. Turn the...
October 28 2011, 1:03 PM