Skip the Gym, Cross Country Ski Instead!

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Work week stressing you out? Need to get away? This winter take a break from the everyday grind by escaping to the snow covered mountains! Spend a day, spend a weekend; but definitely get outside and exercise this winter. Enjoy peace, quite, and serenity by exploring new terrain in the backcountry of the Rocky Mountains on skis! Whether you are looking to add a new sport to conquer, try something new, or stay fit this winter, Cross Country Skiing is your answer! It is suitable for all skill levels, great exercise, and super fun.

Is the same old gym routine bumming you out? Spice up your life with a little outdoor action! Jump off the treadmill, grab your skis, and get to the mountains! Cross country skiing is a low impact sport that works a variety of muscle groups. Burn those calories and sstrengthen both your upper and lower body! Breathe in fresh air and enjoy your surroundings without skipping your workout.Polly - Spring Creek xcountry skiing

Cross country skiing can be as easy or hard as you want it to be. The Rocky Mountains allow you to choose the terrain that best fits your skill level. Whether you are looking for a flat path or rolling hills, you will surely find the perfect spot.

The Colorado Mountain Club can help you find your perfect spot and discover your perfect terrain. Join the Backcountry Ski Tour School (BSTS) for a three day cross country skiing lesson. The course is good for first timers and people looking to fine tune their skiing ability. The lesson is spread out over three days: classroom, downhill, and backcountry. All the instructors are knowledgeable, passionate, and eager to inspire others.

“We just really want people to get outside and have fun this winter; but if that isn’t enough, this is a great way to meet others that share your interests.”- BSTS Director Joan Rossiter.

Get more information on the course and sign up here.

Not ready to sign up for a course yet? Do you want more information? Come to The Backcountry Bash and speak with experts, watch awesome videos, and then decide if backcountry skiing is for you! The Backcountry Bash is the Club’s signature winter fundraiser event and is a celebration of human-powered, winter recreation in Colorado. You definitely don’t want to miss this exciting evening of auctions, food, beverages and a screening of several of the season’s hottest ski films. You’ll also get to rub shoulders with Dynafit athletes, including pro-skier and Bash emcee Donny Roth. Plus, CMC Members get tickets for $30! Purchase your tickets today!

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