The only way to explore the backcountry in the wintertime.
Poles in hand, boots on, skis ready to go. Cross country skiing, once reserved for Nords needing to travel long distances between isolated communities in the frozen north, is now a recreational pastime for anyone who wants a great way to explore the backcountry during winter.
When the snow comes down, and the normal trailheads are a little sketchy, the world of cross country skiing comes alive in our National Parks and protected lands. People ski for the solitary beauty of snowy landscapes, as well as the sociability and exercise that comes along with it.