Jonathan Wiesel is the first to admit that he’s a lucky guy.
Over the years, he’s visited more than 300 cross-country ski areas, resorts, and groomed trail systems — all in the process of writing a book and more than 1,000 articles on cross-country skiing. Just the other day he was talking skiing with the youngest member of the real von Trapp family, Johannes von Trapp, President/General Manager of the Trapp Family Lodge (of The Sound of Music fame).
Top Cross-Country Ski Getaways in the U.S. and Canada
Now, Jonathan is sharing his experiences and insider information with those looking to get away for a cross-country ski vacation. His new book, Cross-Country Ski Getaways, gives detailed information about nearly 100 of his favorite cross-country ski destinations in the U.S. and Canada — and tells readers why they’re special.
They run the gamut: from budget to luxury – places that work well for families, singles, and honeymooners – destinations that are great for those who’ve never skied to those who’ve been skiing all their lives. Also included is information on other winter activities available at or near the destinations, including snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, and alpine skiing.
From California to Colorado, Quebec to British Columbia and Vermont ski resorts and destinations, Wiesel’s in-depth reviews of almost 100 cross-country ski getaways all over Canada and the United States are a great guide for those looking to plan and book their cross-country skiing getaway. To see more on destinations that he reviews, go to www.crosscountryskifun.com/eBook.php and scroll down to see the List of Ski Destinations (PDF file) reviewed in the book.
“The simple truth is this: I’m passionate about cross-country skiing,” says Wiesel. “When people ask me what I enjoy about it, I tell them that I have a whole list: being outdoors, the beauty of it, the fact that people of many levels and abilities can enjoy it, the fitness aspect of it… and that, depending on where you go, you can have a gourmet meal at the end of the day, or soak in a hot tub under the stars, or try other winter activities, like snowshoeing.”
CrossCountrySkiFun.com for Cross-Country Ski Info & Destinations
Wiesel has also launched a new web site for those interested in cross-country skiing (www.crosscountryskifun.com). It features:
- An interactive, question-and-answer feature
- A blog that celebrates the joys of cross-country skiing and passes on new information
- Ski area photos and web site links
- Podcasts and interviews about Nordic skiing and ski destinations
Having already received acclaim from the Nordic ski world and media, Wiesel’s latest and updated edition of Cross-Country Ski Getaways is available as an e-book for downloading at www.crosscountryskifun.com for $9.95 USD.