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Johannes Von Trapp: Climbing Every Mountain

Johannes Von Trapp: Climbing Every Mountain

Scion Of The Famous Family Is The Inventor Of The Modern X-C Center. [Editor Note: This article first appeared in  Our thanks to publisher Roger Lohr for allowing us to reproduce it here.] If there was an American Cross Country Ski Hall of Fame, Johannes von Trapp would be one of the surefire inductees. The famous story of the[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 1 comment Snow Sports Leaders
Art And Nordic Happenings In Jackson, NH, XC Capitol Of The East

Art And Nordic Happenings In Jackson, NH, XC Capitol Of The East

Up To The Minute Trip Report From Roger Lohr, Publisher Of [Editor Note: thanks Roger Lohr for this update. is the premium resource for nordic ski vacation and resort information in North America.] We excitedly planned a weekend trip to Jackson, N.H., because it is a true Mecca for Nordic skiers. This is the quintessential New England[Read More…]

by February 27, 2017 0 comments East
Norway-born Snowshoe Thompson delivered mail in the Sierras in the 19th century.

Milestones of Modern XC Skiing In the US

Remember Skiing On Wooden Skis With A Pine Tar Base And Lathered In Klistervox? Wasn’t That Long Ago. Editor Note: XCSkiResort Publisher Roger Lohr has catalogued the main events that propelled XC skiing from a peculiar sport with a small following in the US to a major recreational and racing enterprise with a huge following.  Thanks, Roger, for tracing the trail.[Read More…]

by January 3, 2017 0 comments Gear, Ski History
Groomed trails are only one advantage of skiing at a commercial XC resort or commercial center.

The Case For Skiing At Commercial XC Resorts

XCSkiResorts.Com Publisher Highlights The Benefits. Is there a difference between cross country skiing at a commercial center and “in the woods?” One of the greatest obstacles for xc skiing growth is the common image of a lone xc skier going into a narrow dark trail as if the very isolation in the woods was the goal. But designed trails at commercial xc[Read More…]

by November 28, 2016 0 comments Features publisher Roger Lohr likes to go alone, sometimes on the spur of the moment. Anti-social? Expedient?
Credit: Roger Lohr

Flying Solo

Making The Case For Going Alone. Ski areas don’t really want to hear about people snowboarding by themselves because they like the multiplier effect of groups and families. At the risk of being called a loner, anti-social, or a follower of the British punk band the Anti-NoWhere League, I can surely admit that I like going SNOWBOARDING BY MYSELF. Self centered?[Read More…]

by October 12, 2016 4 comments Features
Book Review: X-C Skiing Saves The World

Book Review: X-C Skiing Saves The World

The Winter Fortress By Neal Bascomb. Had Nazi Germany won the competition to build the first atomic bomb in the early 1940’s, the world today could be a very different place.  The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb is the gripping true accounting of the race to build the atom bomb during World War[Read More…]

by April 20, 2016 0 comments Features
Nordic trails offer views of Mt. Washington at Bretton Woods.
Credit: Bretton Woods

SeniorsSkiing Guide: Bretton Woods—A Triple Play Resort

Roger Lohr, Publisher of XCSkiResorts.Com, Reports On Bretton Woods’ Snow Assets: Alpine, Nordic, Historic Hotels. Bretton Woods is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort at the southern base of the mighty Mt. Washington in New Hampshire on Route 302. The resort includes three significant snow resort assets: hotels/inns (the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Arms Inn), the[Read More…]

by January 6, 2016 0 comments Features, Resort Reviews
Jackson Ski Touring has easy-ski programs for seniors.
Credit: JSTF

Senior-Friendly Cross Country Ski Resorts

X-C Resorts Offer Discounts, Amenities For Senior Skiers. Special Thanks to Roger Lohr, Editor and Publisher of for pointing out these snow-country x-c resorts that are specially accommodating to seniors. About a quarter of the cross country (XC) skiing population is older than 50 years old, and, as Baby Boomers continue to age, we are remaining active—many of us are looking for[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Health, Destinations
Boundary Country Trekking x-c skiers in northern MN enjoy some hot chocolate.
Credit: Roger Lohr

The Art of Cross-Country Skiing: The Basics

Cross country (XC) skiing is a terrific way to enjoy the great outdoors in winter. Is it great for older people that want to stay active? You betcha! From Roger Lohr, founder and editor at and prolific writer on cross country skiing The pleasures of XC skiing can be a wonderful change of pace for winter activities.  Whether you seek[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 0 comments Gear, Conditioning