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Cross-country Snowboarding

Watch out, extreme sports enthusiasts—this winter, all the kids will be "skootching"

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True-blue hikers don’t cross paths with snowboarders too often; we’re more apt to spend winters snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or simply sitting by the fire with a hot chocolate waiting until spring arrives and we can lace our boots back on. But those of us who cross-country ski should prepare to see a new, odd-duck sport taking the groomed trails by storm this winter: cross-country snowboarding.

But don’t take my word for it—watch these Nordic snowboarding ambassadors in action:

This is exactly the type of attitude and energy missing from the Nordic sports. But “skootch leg” looks like a serious worry, so be careful if you take on this exciting new sport.

—Ted Alvarez

via Steve “SuperSkootch” Howe