I have only Nordic (Cross Country) skied a handful of times, but each time brings more fun and enjoyment than the last. From learning new techniques to learning to navigate every turn and twist is an added joy to my life.

It’s not like you get a chair to sit down on and ride up a hill, so you can just glide and enjoy the downhill rush. It does involve work…well, it is as much work as you put into it. And there is a rush, a huge rush, especially if you have never tried.


Each trip it seems I gain another understanding of the sport, another realization of the possibilities. Basically, it is a way to see a lot of places, gliding, skiing and skating on snow. And it is a GREAT form of exercise during the cold, wet, snowy winter months in Oregon.

Many of Oregon’s Ski Areas offer groomed trails to enjoy. Below is a list with links.

If you’re not into putting on skies, snowshoeing is also a great form of exercise and always leaves my head clear and my body relaxed! Enjoy the snow!!

Cat Ski Mt Bailey

Hoodoo

Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Hood Meadows

Ski Anthony Lakes

Willamette Pass

Did anyone see that “Team Oregon” won First Place in the International Snow Sculpting Contest in Breckenridge, Colorado January 23-28, 2007? If not, you should check out the article on Mt. Ashland’s website.

Fourteen teams competed in the Budweiser Select International Snow Sculpture Competition in Breckenridge from around the world including teams from Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, the Czech-Republic, and Mexico.

Congrats to Roger Butterfield, Kevin Christman, Gabriel Lipper, and Toby Linwood for taking first place in both the judges and people’s choice awards.

Thanks for reading and the snow is BACK!!!

Jerry K

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