If you’re thinking about strapping on some cross-country skis for the first time ever, congratulations! You’re about to start enjoying one of the most enjoyable of outdoor activities!
You’ll be shushing in beautiful woods, gliding by pristine lakes, listening to little else but the wind in the trees, your skis in the snow, your rhythmic breathing, and perhaps the call of an elk, wolf, hawk or other animal in the distance.
But if this if your first time on cross-country skis, here are some tips you may want to follow: Continue reading
The Importance of Having an Emergency Kit and a Plan if You’re Injured in the Woods While Cross Country Skiing
If you enjoy hiking or cross-country skiing (or even “just” plain walking or downhill skiing), there’s always a chance you could become injured on the trail.
If you’ve been hiking or cross-country skiing for several miles, you could find yourself in the woods with no cell phone signal and no one nearby to help you.
That’s why it’s absolutely critical that you take a small emergency kit with you. It’s also wise to have a plan in place beforehand. Continue reading
Cloudy winter days can still result in sunburn and chapped lips when outdoors. This can be especially true if you’re in a wooded area or fields full of white snow while cross-country skiing.
Why? Because UV rays pack a bigger punch at higher elevations. What’s more, snow also reflects UV rays, helping you become even more sunburned than in summer.
Even cloudy days and days of snowfall can result in sunburned skin – again the snow acts as a reflector of UV rays….right on to your skin!
To protect your skin from sunburn and lower your risk of skin cancer, follow these tips: Continue reading
Strapping on some cross country skis and taking off among the trails at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center is one of the best of exercises.
In fact, even though we may be a bit biased, many experts consider cross country skiing to be one of the best of exercises. Continue reading
Dad & daughter enjoying their first day of the season 11/22/14!
A chance of snow showers is appearing in our forecast Thursday, Friday, Sunday & Monday! Time to purchase your Lapland Lake Winter Season Pass Membership. If purchased by 11/30 individual rate is just $170, senior 65+ just $160. For the 7th consecutive year, all jrs. 17 & under in your family receive free Memberships when at least one parent purchases a 2014-15 Membership. Rates increase 12/1. Process your Membership easily online.
Conditions could not be better! We received 8″ of new snow last night giving us powder-packed powder conditions with a compacted base of 18 – 21″ and depth in the woods 29 – 34″. The forest is stunning! The trails are beautifully snowcat groomed. Snowshoeing is fabulous, kids’ tubing hills are such fun! We will be offering adults and children’s lessons along with our napa kiikku ice sled ride and Reindeer Rally fun on skis program for children daily throughout the holiday week. Come play!
14-16″ of snow Wednesday, Finn-tastic conditions! 100% operation! Packed powder, snowcat grooming, 15-18″ compacted base with 23-28″ in the woods. Don’t miss all of our winter activities: xc skiing, snowshoeing, junior tubing hills (non-lift operated) & ice-skating on the pond! The weather is glorious! Ladies Day classic ski clinic for beginners & intermediates Saturday 9:30-2:30, some space remains, preregistration required. Full lesson schedule for kids & adults, NEW Reindeer Rally & napa kiikku ice sled ride for kids. Come play!
6″ of new snow Sun-Mon! 100% operation! 50% chance of more snow Saturday with a high of 20.
Saturday, January 25 – Lapland Ladies Love to Ski! A special program designed for women, taught by women. From 9:30am – 2:30pm beginner and intermediate level female skiers, grouped by ability, will receive instruction in classic ski technique, enjoy lunch with an equipment & clothing discussion, participate in a social group ski and enjoy a group wrap up with hot beverage at the end of the day. The program is led by Lapland Lake’s PSIA-certified instructors Susan Henriksson and Jan Mares. Cost for the five-hour program is $40 including facility use pass, lunch and discount coupons for equipment. Cost of rental equipment, if needed, is $15 for this program only. Limited space remains, please pre-register.
2″ of fresh snow yesterday and another 1 – 3″ on the way tomorrow! 34km groomed with trackset and skating lanes. Average 3-7″ base with 4 – 9″ in the woods. There are some thin spots. This 3-day holiday weekend your kids will love our Kids’ Club lessons, our Reindeer Rally fun games on skis, tubing on our junior hills & our popular Napa Kiikku ice sled ride on the pond!