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Monday, December 05, 2011

Nordic Skiing Offer Nice Escape From Lift Lines

Most people come to Utah to ski our developed resorts, which feature exciting runs, high-capacity lifts and crowds of people.

A growing number of people understand that our great snow extends beyond the resorts and can be enjoyed by participating in the quite sport of Nordic skiing. We have excellent cross country ski courses, that compare with the best in the world. Some are free of charge, some require the purchase of a low-cost pass.

The Salt Lake Tribune has this article about Nordic skiing. Below are excerpts.

“Nordic skiing has really been growing in recent years and not just locally, but also around the country,” said Richard Hodges, president of The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA). “It is a low-cost and healthy family activity.”

TUNA volunteers have groomed tracks for traditional cross country and skate skiing for years at Mountain Dell Golf Course. The grooming was expanded to nearby State Road 65, also known as the Big Mountain or East Canyon Road, two years ago.

There is a $5 daily fee to ski the track at Mountain Dell, but skiing the 5 miles of trail to the Salt Lake/Morgan county line is free.

In addition to providing a place to ski, TUNA also provides lessons, training and competitions.

Read the entire article for more information.

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