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Cross Country skiing with children

By Russell Gienapp

While my daughter and I were out on her longest ski (5 km), I kept reminding myself to keep it fun. 
It started when the snow came down and we could hit the trails in Norway. I wanted my kid to go on longer trips, but knew that the hills would be a problem; both the ups and the downs. I came up with a simple harness that I am sure many would find humorous. A few inner tubes from some bicycle tires and I had a stretchy towrope that could help us put some miles on together. I had no idea on how successful it would be.

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Gearing up for winter : Cross Country skiing

It’s starting to get colder outside and I’m starting to get excited about winter soon arriving. I’m making sure we have everything we need to take full advantage of the snow when it arrives.  My family’s favorite activity in the winter is cross-country skiing. One of the great things about cross-country skiing is that you can do it everywhere, even in the city. One of the best ski trips we ever had was on the beltline (a trail made on an old railway track) in the middle of Toronto.

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Cross country skiing


By Jennie Aronsson
When I was a child, growing up in the north of Sweden, cross-country skiing was an easy way of getting around when there was just too much snow to walk. I grew up on a farm in a small village, close to the lake, surrounded by fields and with the forest nearby. The skis would come on whenever we needed them – to go down to the lake for ice-fishing , to go out in the forest to look for animal tracks, go for a visit to a neighbour, or just to get outside on a sunny winter day. With skis on, you could move easily even in the deepest snow.

 

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