Many people across the world claim that cross-country skiing is the best form of exercise. Cross-country skiing uses all your muscle groups, they say, so you can strengthen your upper and lower body and your core as well as your cardiovascular system.
Here on the island, cross-country skiing also offers many other health benefits associated with gliding through snowy meadows and forests in the fresh mountain air.
The Strathcona Nordics would like to take you out into those meadows and forests every weekend this winter. The club’s skier development programs offer a set of 10 weekly sessions where you can work on cross-country ski skills in a fun atmosphere with a group of peers and develop the confidence to tackle the trails for the first time or to take yourself to the next level.
They have programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers; for children, youth, and adults; and for recreational skiers and racers.
The Strathcona Nordics recreational programs begin the weekend of Jan. 10 and 11 in the Nordic Area of Mount Washington, but they do say not to delay in registering, because programs usually fill up before the Dec. 31 deadline.
Visit StrathconaNordics.com for more information and to register.