Get outdoors and stay active this winter

XC Skiing: A Fun Way to Get Active

February 23, 2021

Check out this Activities Guide of Maine video production by our UMaine Farmington intern, Avery Boucher

Check out this Activities Guide of Maine production by our UMaine Farmington intern, Avery Boucher

Cross-country skiing is an activity that all abilities can take part in as it is as intensive as you make it. Whether you are looking to go out for a casual stroll or pack on the miles, XC skiing is a great way to get some outdoor exercise safely. “If you have never XC skied before, don’t worry, neither had I,” said Boucher. “With a group of friends, we were able to have some good laughs and spills, but by the end of the day, we all had it down and can’t wait for our next time out.”

As the weather has been unseasonably warm this winter, take advantage and go to your local rental shop and pick up a pair of XC skis or dust off that old pair of skis that have been sitting in the basement for way too long. With a quick online search, you can locate a rental shop and trails near you and be out on the trails in no time.

With Maine’s abundant, beautiful scenery it is no labored task to get outdoors and stay active.

We’ll see you out there!


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