I was wondering if you might be able to help me? I am trying to put together a North American Nordic “Cross Country Ski” road trip leaving sometime this coming January 2018 from my home in Winthrop, WA. and heading east across the continent with the goal of skiing approximately 25 kms per day at different groomed Nordic Ski Venues along the way. Obviously, logistics, rest and long driving days will net me staying at some locations for multiple days as I want to write, photograph and post to a website about the various places and venues I ski at, as well as explore other topics of interest: restaurants and lodging, wax conditions, driving conditions, nordic centers, nordic clubs and various local personal interest stories.
I would like to try and ski in both the US and Canada evenly, but realistically once I leave WA I will probably not re-enter the US until the Great Lakes where I’ll ski Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan (depending upon snowfall) before re-entering Canada and skiing through Ontario and Quebec respectively then ultimately finishing with the New England States of the US.
From my home, I can easily make my way via various groomed nordic venues to the BC/Alberta border without too much difficulty, but from there how would you recommend I cross Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba? Going north then east? Are there any ski venues along the southern part of Alberta and Saskatchewan? Any help with ski clubs, venues and “must see” destinations would be appreciated as well as notable local people to contact for brief interviews. Other thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated on the matter as your website seems chock full of ski information.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely, Shawn Delaney.