Cross-Country Skiing

IMG_0153Vermont

Visited: February 2018 – 2 days

Cross-Country Ski Areas Visited: Trapp Family Lodge and Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Vermont is renowned for its skiing across the New England area. This should come as no surprise given that its name is derived from “mont vert” in French, which translates to green mountain. With over 30 alpine (downhill) and nordic (cross-country) ski centres, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the abundance of snow and mountainous terrain in this Green Mountain State. And hey, if skiing isn’t your thing, Vermont is also famous for its cheese, maple syrup and ice cream.

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IMG_6141New York | Adirondacks

Visited: February 2017 – 3 days

Cross-Country Ski Areas Visited: Lapland Lake, Mt Van Hoevenberg, Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center

The first thing that may to come to mind when you hear the word Adirondack might be Adirondack chairs – or as we Canadians like to call them – Muskoka chairs. Located in upstate New York, Adirondack Park spans over 6 million acres and is considered to be the largest park in the Lower 48. It was here in the thick of nature that inspired some dude to design and create the perfect cottage lounging Adirondack chairs.

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img_5971Ontario | Blue Mountain

Visited: February 2017 – 1 days

Cross-Country Ski Areas Visited: Scenic Caves

Blue Mountain is the largest “mountain” in southern Ontario and is situated along the highest part of the Niagara Escarpment. Due to its sheer size and placement along Ontario’s snowbelt region, every winter thousands of people flock up to Blue Mountain to alpine ski. But there are a few options in the area for cross-country skiing.

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img_5747New Hampshire | White Mountains

Visited: January 2017 – 2 days

Cross-Country Ski Areas Visited: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

New Hampshire is home to a network of over 150 mountains where the majority of which have an elevation greater than 3,000 ft. The White Mountains range alone covers around a quarter of New Hampshire where many of these high peaks are located. And while there are plenty of opportunities for alpine (downhill) skiing, this area is also home to some of the best cross-country ski trails in all of New England.

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