Cross Country Skiers Growing Restless With Warm Weather

They're Tired of Doing the Same Old Workouts

This record-breaking warmth has many Northlanders talking, especially those who love the winter sports.

Cross country skiers have been training all off-season for the first time they can hit those snow-covered trails.

“We do lots of cross training in the summer and fall,” said Jason Kask, Program Director with the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club. “[We do] roller skiing and strength training and running. At this point we continue to do all of those things. But we’re kind of burned out on them and we like to get on snow.”

But with highs in the 60s and 70s over the past few weeks, the weather has those with the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club nervous about what to expect this season.

Leaders in the ski club say it’s hard to remember when it’s been this warm this late in the year.

“We look forward to training in the rain and some cool mornings and scraping the frost off our cars,” Kask said. And this year we haven’t had to do that at all!”

Kask says the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club meets each Wednesday for a workout.

Tonight at 6pm, they are hosting a free workout to the public at the Chester Bowl ski hill.

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