Okemo Valley Nordic Center’s well-marked network features 22 km of cross-country trails and 13 km of trails dedicated to snowshoeing. The terrain is ideally suited to a variety of ability levels and trails are groomed daily using state-of-the-art grooming machines. Learning to Nordic ski isn’t very difficult and snowshoeing is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. Okemo Valley Nordic Center instructors are eager to help make those first few strides and steps successful ones. Private and group lessons are available. Inside the Nordic Center building, fashioned after a traditional Vermont barn, a fully stocked shop features fashionable and functional outdoor clothing and accessories. Demos, equipment rentals, repairs and ski waxing are available onsite. Snacks and beverages are sold also. Whether they’re in search of a heart-pounding workout or a relaxing alternative to the lift-serviced slopes, visitors will find Okemo Valley Nordic Center a pleasant way to experience the winter landscape while paying homage to the origins of skiing as a sport. okemo.com > 802-228-1600 > page 35