A New Way to Ski

Photo by Louise Choquette

By Alison Brownlee

You love to ski and you love to skate, so why should you have to choose between the two? Thankfully, you don’t.

Skate skiing has taken the amateur and professional worlds of Nordic skiing by storm. The winter sport combines the snowy trail travel of cross-country skiing with the leg movements of skating to create a fast-paced, exhilarating experience for people of all ages.

“It’s fun, it’s fast and it’s different,” says Peter Briand, park superintendent at Arrowhead Provincial Park. “If you do get the technique right and you realize you can actually skate up a hill, it’s pretty cool.”…

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