We all may have spent a little too much time behind a fork and knife this winter. I mean why not, tis the season right? Now it’s time to get back to it and melt off those holiday pounds with some fat-burning, powder-shredding Nordic Skiing. Here are a few areas where Nordic skiing can help you get back summer shape even during the winter:

Cardiovascular Workout: Nordic skiing is famed for being a total body workout, so your lungs are working to get the air needed to help your heart pump blood to all of those active muscles.

Calorie Burn: With so many muscles working simultaneously, those calories will melt away like a snowman on the first day of spring.

Core and Abs: Working your abs, lower back and pelvis, Nordic skiing activates and tightens your entire core while you glide through the Bridger-Teton Wilderness.

Balance: Described as a use-it-or-lose-it skill, Nordic skiing encourages excellent balance and requires coordination that tests your inner equilibrium while improving your balance both on and off the skis.

But Nordic skiing isn’t just a great workout for you, it’s also a great way to get your four-legged friends outdoors. If your dogs are snow-lovers like ours then they’ll love coming along for a ski out on the trails. With 20 km of groomed trails set right to our cabins, your dogs will have as good of a time as you do out on the snow. Turpin Meadow Ranch is dog-friendly, and you’re welcome to bring up to two furry friends to stay with you.

For more information about the health benefits of Nordic skiing, click here to read the conversation with Nordic ski supervisor, and exercise physiologist Peter Marshall.