If you are looking for a modest day trip, starting in the Bellingham area, you most likely will want to go to the local Salmon Ridge SnoPark. (Salmon Ridge SnoPark Trails | Nooksack Nordic Ski Club) I’d recommend starting at the White Salmon Campground across the highway or on the first part of the Razor Hone Trail.
- Beginning Cross-country Ski Lesson (32 minutes)
- A good video from REI: Classic Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started || REI – YouTube (13 minutes)
- Overall introduction from REI “How to Cross-country Ski” (text, pictures, video clips)
If it is truly your first time, you might want to go with friends or sign up for your first 1/2 hour lesson where you might meet with a club member to get started out the trails. Once started, then ‘Practice, practice, practice!’
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