Go Nordic for a day: Tracks and trails to help you get your snow stride

16th January, 2016 by

By Krista Driscoll

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are the most obvious winter sports in the area, but the valley’s Nordic scene is keeping its speed. Local Nordic centers have groomed tracks for cross-country skiing and designated trails for snowshoeing. There are two types of cross-country skiing styles: classic and skate. Classic skiing is the original Nordic skiing style, where skiers stride forward with a heel lift, keeping their skis parallel to each other. Skate skiing is higher speed and, unlike classic, requires groomed snow. Skate skiers glide forward by pushing their skis out side-to-side, like an ice-skating glide.Mia Stockdale, owner of the Vail …

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