11 places in WNY for people who love cross-country skiing


We had our first taste of snow for the season over the weekend. For many people, that would mean it’s time to start hibernating. But for skiers it’s a whole different feeling.

For skiers, that means it’s time the skis were all tuned up and ready to go so that when the first real, measurable amount of snow falls, they can be ready.

Of course, there are different types of skiers. There are downhill skiers who really let gravity do the work. Then there are the cross-country skiers. Now these people are diehards.

Cross-country skiing is an incredible amount of work. It is also an amazing form of exercise. The good news is that once you’ve got your skis and poles (and of course plenty of warm clothes), it’s pretty easy to pick up. It really relies on pretty natural movements. The best part about it all is that in many cases you can ski for free in many places in western New York. Although many trails are ungroomed, they are still marked to keep you on track.

If you are looking to get out of your home this winter without paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for an outdoor sport. Maybe you are just looking to get away from others and get closer to nature. Cross-country skiing might be the solution for you.

I encourage you to call ahead to find out if they have any special rules before you go. Check out some of the places you can go for cross-country skiing here

12 places to go for those who love cross-country skiing

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