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Dec 8, 2011: Volume 12, Number 35


 Why Cross Country?


Cross-country skiing is widely recognized as one of the healthiest activities you can do. The motion of cross-country skiing is non-jarring and easy on the joints. Because cross-country skiing uses every major muscle group, it tones the whole body and is an excellent way to charge burn energy and work the cardiovascular system. Why exercise inside on a machine that tries to emulate skiing when you can be outside doing the real thing? For those who see snow as a curse, cross-country skiing can help you see that it is a blessing. Exercising may be a chore, but cross-country skiing is an adventure.  

 What  Makes a Soft Snow Ski?


A ski designed for soft snow has tip and tail glide zones that are longer with lower peak pressures than an all around or hard track ski. This allows the ski to float over rather than plow through ungroomed or under groomed soft tracked snow.


SkiPosts two ski advertisers Fischer and Salomon each make skis designed to excel in soft conditions. 


Fischer Skate Soft Track

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Salomon  Equipe 10 SoftGround


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Bend Endurance Academy gains 

                     The North Face Explore Fund Awards Grant


The North Face has awarded a $2,500 grant to the Bend Endurance Academy to help children and families explore the outdoors. The Bend Endurance Academy provides Nordic, Cycling, Climbing and Multisport development programs. Bend Endurance Academy was selected from hundreds of applications because of its focus on personal growth, teamwork and community responsibility.


"We are honored to be recognized as part of the national movement to inspire youth to explore the outdoors," said Brenna Warburton who serves as the Academy's Communication/Development Coordinator. "Our organization values volunteerism and the grant will support our Community Trails Project which includes 6 days of community activities focused on ski/bike trail maintenance plus free learn to ski/bike clinics."


"We believe in the importance of bringing youth together from diverse backgrounds and providing them with opportunities to get outdoors," said Ann Krcik, director of Outdoor Exploration at The North Face. "We support organizations that work to create these opportunities for youth because we've seen firsthand how these programs can ignite a passion for the outdoors and teach them the importance of protecting the places we play for generations to come."


The Bend Endurance Academy was established in 2009 and currently supports programming for over 300 families. To get involved in the Bend Endurance Academy Community Trails Project call 541.678.3865 or visit www.BendEnduranceAcademy.org




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Santa's Relays; Teton Pines, Wilson WY Dec 17 

Christmas Pie Race and JOQ Tug Hill Nordic Center NY 

Christmas Classic NRL Galena Sun Valley ID Dec 17-18 

Besh Cup JOQ AK Dec 17-18 

Eastern Cup Opener- Craftsbury Commons Dec 17-18 

Greenwood Hills JOQ Wax Recommendation Dec 17-18 

Snow Mountain Ranch, CO Biathlon Sprint Dec 17 


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 1-     Ultimate groove scraper.

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2-     Synthetic Purple Kick wax - replacement for Multigrade.


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3-     Start Green SG8 - When it is cold its Start Green.

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4-     Tar Kick Waxes- Auto Adjusting and Water Resistant

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5-     Grip Tape - Creates custom fit waxless skis.

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6-  Black Magic Kickers - for Dirty High Moisture Wearing Snow

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7-  Black Magic Gliders Extra High Fluoro >20% + Moly  21F to -13F

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8-     N7 Spherical Nano Fluoro  (For Cold on top of Green) 



9-     The Ultimate Structuring Tool

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10-     N1 Nano Pure Fluoro Liquid - 2 drops cover a ski.

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11-  Ultimate Waxing Table

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12-  SD3  Dimension Three Pole Outside's Hot Pole of the year


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SkiTrax Magazine is the #1 Nordic ski publication in North America and is the official magazine of Cross Country Canada and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. Read columns by the sport's top stars * Kikkan Randall * Alex Harvey * Chandra Crawford * Andy Newell. Each issue is packed with news, top-rated national and international race coverage, product reviews, columns on training, technique, waxing and the most extensive calendar listing of events in the marketplace. PLUS visit www.skitrax.com for the latest news, FIS Fantasy Contests, Kikkan Randall's Daily Training Rap and much more.... DON'T MISS an ISSUE - take advantage of SkiPost's special discount and subscribe today...






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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Marathon Cup 2011/12 International Contest in co-operation with FIS and the WorldLoppet Ski Federation adding excitement for xc ski fans around the world for these legendary races. The Marathon Contest is similar to our other fantasy contests with some twists - here's how it works. 
Register your team of four (4) men and four (4) women plus one "Outlaw" male skier not in the top 15 and one "Outlaw" female skier not in the top 10 of the FIS Marathon Cup overall rankings - all lists are at registration. Now here's the twist... following the Koenig Ludwig Lauf event (Feb. 5/12) we'll allow contestants to swap one male and one female skier from their team for added excitement leading into the final six (6) races. 
Points will be awarded following each Marathon Cup World Loppet based on each skier's performance and published regularly at skitrax.com so you can see how your score compares with other international players and the actual FIS Marathon standings. Earn bonus Am Birkie or Gatineau Loppet Points plus other bonus points - all information and contest rules are available when you register your team. 
The deadline to register or revise your team is Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10pm EST, the day before FIS Marathon Cup season kicks off in Italy with La Sgambeda on Dec. 18 - and stay tuned for our Tour de Ski Contest launching early next week. 
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About SkiPost

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Enjoy Winter,
Andrew Gerlach
Director/Editor- SkiPost

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