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When I am coaching a new skier, the first technique I teach them is double pole.- To me, double pole is the most important technique to master because the motions and power application transfer directly to both V2 and V2-alternate in skating.- Yes- contrary to popular belief, if you want to be good at skating, you must first become competent in double poling. The most common problem that I see in skiers is that they do not understand how to apply power with their upper bodies.- This winter I...
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V1 is your low gear and an important technique to master for steeper terrain or slower conditions. This three minute video covers it all -- it includes clips of world class  skiers and an expert coach describing the key elements of the technique.  
Registration Now Open for the Annual Steamboat Nordic Camp  The Steamboat Nordic Camp will be held December 9-10, 2017 and is hosted by Lake Catamount Touring Center, Steamboat Ski Touring Center and Ski Haus In its 14th year of operation the camp caters to XC Ski enthusiast of all levels.  New skiers learning technique to seasoned skiers looking to get a jump on training for the season all benefit from this well organized, enthusiastic camp.  The camp includes the following: Top Level...

Trail Conditions

Steamboat Lake State Park Touring Center

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:43am
km Open:
8
% Open:
80
Weather:
Warm!
Trail Conditions: We have pulled all the trail marking signs and poles.  Willow Creek has opened up and cut the trail system off.  Skiing is still possible if you want to get the last ski in for the year, but we are no longer able to groom.  Crust skiing in the morning is still pretty good until snow softens up in...

Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:36am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC-  Fish Creek and one side of Kajsa's Loop is open and groomed It is best to ski between 9am- 2pm  SEASONAL RENTALS ARE DUE! 40% OFF STOREWIDE! Haymaker- HAYMAKER is CLOSED for the season! Thanks for a great year!
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:36am
km Open:
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Trail Conditions: SSTC-  Fish Creek and one side of Kajsa's Loop is open and groomed It is best to ski between 9am- 2pm  SEASONAL RENTALS ARE DUE! 40% OFF STOREWIDE! Haymaker- HAYMAKER is CLOSED for the season! Thanks for a great year!
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:51pm
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Trail Conditions: SSTC IS OPEN!!!! Fish Creek and one side of Kajsa's loop is open! The buliding will be open until April 2 to return your seasonal rentals! We are trying to keep our trails open as long as we can.   HAYMAKER IS CLOSING TODAY!
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:59am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC-  Fish Creek and one side of Kajsa's Loop is open and groomed It is best to ski between 9am- 2pm  SEASONAL RENTALS ARE DUE! 40% OFF STOREWIDE!  
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 8:40am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC-  Fish Creek and one side of Kajsa's Loop is open and freshly groomed It is best to ski between 9am- 2pm  SEASONAL RENTALS ARE DUE! 40% OFF STOREWIDE! Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Our Last day will be Sunday.
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 8:40am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC-  Fish Creek and one side of Kajsa's Loop is open and freshly groomed It is best to ski between 9am- 2pm  SEASONAL RENTALS ARE DUE! 40% OFF STOREWIDE! Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Our Last day will be Sunday.
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:45am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC-  Fish Creek,Elk Valley and one side of Kajsa's Loop is open. It is best to ski between 9am- 2pm  SEASONAL RENTALS ARE DUE! Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Our Last day will be Sunday.
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:28am
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Trail Conditions: SSTC- We were able to groom last night! Fish Creek,Elk Valley and one side of Kajsa's Loop is groomed! It is best to ski between 9am- 2pm  SEASONAL RENTALS ARE DUE! Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.

Haymaker Nordic Center

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 9:00am
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Trail Conditions:   Haymaker- 20% OPEN! Last Dog Day of the season! Haymaker will be closing for the year today. Thanks for a great season!
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 8:41am
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Trail Conditions:   All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Our Last day will be Sunday.
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:46am
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Trail Conditions:   Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Our Last day will be Sunday.
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:46am
km Open:
% Open:
Weather:
Trail Conditions:   Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Our Last day will be Sunday.
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:46am
km Open:
% Open:
Weather:
Trail Conditions:   Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing. Our Last day will be Sunday.
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:29am
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Trail Conditions:   Haymaker- All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.
Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:34am
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Trail Conditions:   All trails are groomed for both Skate and Classic skiing.

Lake Catamount Touring Center

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 9:54pm
km Open:
0
% Open:
0
Weather:
Too Warm!!!
Trail Conditions: Thanks for your support and great season!!! unfortunately we are CLOSED.
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 9:51pm
km Open:
0
% Open:
0
Weather:
too warm
Trail Conditions: Thanks for your support and great season! We are closed.
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 9:51pm
km Open:
0
% Open:
0
Weather:
too warm
Trail Conditions: Thanks for your support and great season! We are closed.
Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:08pm
km Open:
21
% Open:
85
Weather:
Clears skies, 42 degrees @ 11:30am
Trail Conditions:  Heritage trail and all trails across the road were groomed early this morning for the last time this season. We will still be open for skiing thursday and friday. Friday will be our last day open to the public until next December when we re-open. No more public access to Catamount property after...