With winter knocking on our door, it's time to dust off the ol’ cross-country skis from the attic and hit the trails!
Nordic, or Cross Country (XC), skiing encompasses a huge variety of skiing styles. To be considered “Nordic” the skiing style simply needs one thing - a “free” heel. If the heel of the foot is free to move up and down - it is considered Nordic skiing. Nordic skiing ranges from perfectly groomed tracks for racing, to no grooming whatsoever, to lift-served “Telemark” skiing. While all of these styles reside under the same general banner, they all require very different equipment. In this article we will explain the basic differences in this equipment in relation to its intended use. Let’s kick it off with race skis.
Some favorite skinny-skiing essentials from our resident Nordic expert to keep the skier in your life kickin' out on the trails!
The Ponto is the first class two e-bike Ski Hut has ever carried, before the Ponto we stuck to just pedal-assist e-bikes, or class 1 and 3 e-bikes. When Trek came out with the Ponto, we were unsure if we would be fans. But all it took was a test ride for us to be convinced, one quick spin around the block, and all of us came back with a smile on our faces.
MTB race season is coming up, with races like the Borah Epic and Lutsen 99er right around the corner make sure you're prepared with these EPIC training tips!