Cross Country Skier Spring 2019

Cross Country Skier’s Spring 2019 issue, The Cradle, is available now. Inside The Cradle, a selection of essays from frequent contributors explores Scandinavia’s influence on North American skiing as we know it today—from sipping and reviewing aquavit to saving the Baby King, it’s all covered here. We also visit Skiku,...
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Cross Country Skier’s Spring 2019 issue, The Cradle, is available now. Inside The Cradle, a selection of essays from frequent contributors explores Scandinavia’s influence on North American skiing as we know it today—from sipping and reviewing aquavit to saving the Baby King, it’s all covered here. We also visit Skiku, an Alaskan program bringing ski equipment and lessons to some of the state’s most remote regions, and we head to Stowe, Vermont, the jewel of the East, and recommend where to ski, stay and après.

FEATURES

THE CRADLE
Scandinavia: the cradle of skiing. It isn't breaking news that this region has tremendous influence on modern skiing in North America. Like an airline's flight map, you can see the trajectory of ski heritage crossing the Atlantic and becoming ingrained in our own cross country culture. In this issue, we pay tribute to the equipment, races, traditions and people that have shaped skiing as we know it.

AN ALASKAN EDUCATION
Alaska's the snowy state where everyone skis, right? Not in rural areas. Many students in remote, largely native communities had never been on skis before Skiku—formerly known as NANAnordic—visited. Now, each spring, a group of athletes, many of whom are Olympians, visit these far flung villages and teach children the art of Nordic skiing, leaving memories, equipment and a passion for a healthy lifestyle after they've gone.

DEPARTMENT CONTENTS

Mass Start

CONTRIBUTORS
Nordorks and skinny skiers

WAX BOX
Letters, suspicions and allegations of softness

EDITOR'S NOTE
Real skiing

ESSAY
Touring boots in terminals

Nordic Nation

MEDALS IN MINNEAPOLIS
Looking ahead to the Twin Cities' 2020 World Cup

AQUAVIT
America's take on Scandinavia's signature infusion

FREE-HEEL LOVE
Courtship on skinny skis

BACKYARD SKI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
College athletes trade Spandex for costumes, jumps and good times

FROM TARGETS TO TIRES
How one Olympic mountain biker uses biathlon as training

Overland

COOL CROSSINGS
Traversing Antarctica in record time

DESTINATION

STOWE, VERMONT
A quick guide to skiing, sleeping and après

The Final Stretch

BACK SHOP: POLES
Tips for your tips

GEAR BAG
Make the most of your days on the snow

LOCAL HERO
Erik Flora, coach of Olympians

PHOTO FINISH
Can he save it?

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