When the snow is great, it’s great! However, when it’s not, what else is there to do? Maybe XC skiing at the Nordic Centers in Summit County. Frisco Nordic Center offers majestic views of Lake Dillon along with the surrounding Rocky Mountains. With better, beginner terrain, it is highly recommended. The Breckenridge Nordic Center is also a great choice with bits of more challenging terrain nestled in the forest. Both are excellent choices, and if XC skiing isn’t working out, maybe try snowshoeing. The nordic centers are equipped with trails especially for you to explore via snowshoeing. Additionally, there is cross country skiing/ snowshoeing available at the Gold Run Nordic Center, Keystone Nordic Center as well as the Silverthorne’s Nordic Center at the Raven.
Always remember to dress appropriately with a backpack/ hip bag with water, snacks, sun screen, and an extra clothing layer.
Because the snow conditions can greatly vary/ change rapidly, we recommend a type of Quick Wax for your skis.
There is Quick Wax available for colder weather conditions (when skis don’t glide) and warmer weather conditions (when snow can clump on the bottom of skis). It can be easily carried in your pack and applied instantly to your skis for any conditions. Just spread a bit on your skis (dry a bit first) and buff the wax with the included sponge and you’re ready to go. Coming from personal experience, we recommend Mountain Flo eco- wax as a great product and an environmentally friendly one (no petroleum based products in their wax). They carry many types of eco-friendly wax. Here is the link to their website. https://www.mountainflow.com