Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are two of the best forms of aerobic exercise. But, if you go on a “Gourmet Ski Tour” on your snowshoes or XC skis, you … Continue reading
Kids on snowshoes or cross-country skis? It’s not only about childhood obesity, nature deficit disorder, and better brain functions—it’s about fun.
What can the kids do after school or on the weekends? Have you set your plans for the school … Continue reading
The Northern Lites snowshoe company was founded in 1992; in recent years, it experienced a decline in sales. So, in 2011, the Hallgren brothers saw an opportunity to acquire the company and then revamp the branding and marketing. Today, it’s … Continue reading
XC (cross-country) skiers hate when snowshoers step on and mess up their groomed ski tracks and they both hate snowmobilers; while snowmobilers don’t want XC skiers and snowshoers using the trails that were paid for with snowmobile registration fees… and … Continue reading
Whitewoods snowshoes designed by Erik Sports in Tranquility, N.J. are for the weekend snowshoer, who does not want to spend extravagantly on equipment. Erik Sports is North America’s first solar-powered sports company that distributes snow sports products in the U.S. … Continue reading
TSL (Thones Sport Loisir) was set up in 1981 and in 30 years the French company has developed more than 60 patents and built an international business. TSL’s composite snowshoes are manufactured in France while the aluminum snowshoes are built … Continue reading
Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are known as the best forms of aerobic exercise, but if you go on a “Gourmet Ski and Snowshoe Tour” on your snowshoes or XC … Continue reading
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition encourages regular activity among children and adults with its premier program called the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA), whereby individuals keep track of their progress via the honor system and accumulate points … Continue reading
According to research recently published by SnowSports Industries America (SIA) there’s a clear picture of the snowshoe population. In a nationwide survey conducted with 40,000 people it was projected that there were 3,823,000 snowshoers in 2010 (calendar year). This was the highest snowshoe population on record and an increase of 11 percent from the previous year. Other snow sport populations were: alpine (11,504,000); cross-country ski (4,530,000); and snowboard (8,196,000).
There have been studies done about exercise intervention to clinical populations diagnosed with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and even post traumatic stress disorder. This research shows that there are beneficial effects that produce a statistically relevant and significant reduction in these mental maladies.
Plan to gather up the kids and head to the hills during the school breaks this winter. No need to head to warmer climates. Winter can be snowy, yet mild, and perfect for a family vacation with plenty of activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country (XC) skiing. According to the experts, who regularly update XCSkiResorts.com, the nation’s top XC ski resorts are exceedingly family-friendly with lots to enjoy together, both on the snow and off. What families want and need is exactly what a snowshoe or XC ski vacation delivers: multi-generational participation, quality time, and shared memories.
Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? XC Skiing and snowshoeing are some of the best forms of aerobic exercise but if you go on a “Gourmet Ski/Snowshoe Tour” on your xc skis or snowshoes, you may very well eat your way to fitness at a number of trailside food stops. What a grand time so go ahead, eat, ski, snowshoe, and be merry – appetizers, wine, champagne, fondue, entrees, desserts, and more.
These days, snowshoeing is easy on packed and marked trails, but a lesser known secret about the winter ski experience is guided adventures in the backcountry.
It is a perfect romantic setting. The day spent in the great outdoors, the fireplace flickering, meals eaten by candlelight, a snowy panorama stretching in the moonlight and a sleigh outside the restaurant. It’s romantic and perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day.