2018 PHOTO ANNUAL
Long the stuff of alpine-oriented magazines, Photo Annuals are an opportunity to feature those who view the sport from behind the lens. Well, here's the Nordic version. Read about those who inspire us by being themselves inspired. And check out some of their favorite shots.
GREEN RACING IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS
The Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Green Racing Project is an elite-level ski team that emphasizes community and sustainability alongside top athletic performance. We profile three athletes who live, train and work at the center, and why it's so darn Vermonty.
THE BIG THAW
Peter Vordenberg and Brad Nelson went back to the 2017 World Championships in Lahti, Finland to rediscover a sport that had once been central to their lives. What they discovered frightened them. Once elite coaches and now parents in an age of climate change, the two ask, "Can the tribe save Nordic skiing for the next generation?"
Squeezer-wearing tree huggers
Picturesque but no pictures to show it
Readers share their thoughts and stories
ESSAY: REVERSE SNOWBIRDS
Twenty years of heading north
WAY OUT WEST
Sierra crossings, unconventional klister and flashy fashion
Skijoring is Nordic for "canine at the wheel"
THE BANADAD TRAIL, MINNESOTA
Wilderness, wildlife and yurts
GRAND DESIRES: KAIBAB PLATEAU, ARIZONA
"Grandma's" first multiday ski tour
"OUTSIDE THE BOX" TOOLS
Beyond the iron, scraper and brush
TERRAIN-TAILORED INTERVAL TRAINING
Make sure those hard efforts count
LOCAL HERO: BERNIE NELSON
Booyahs and big impacts
Skiing is going to the dogs
Turning back time