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Nordic Skiing is for Everyone

Posted By: Hailey Klotz, March 6, 2018

In early February, I found myself agreeing to take my first cross country lesson. Of course, this adventure would be more fun with friends, so I quickly convinced three of my lady friends to join in on the fun.

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Discovering Solitude

Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017

The Wasatch Mountains rise sharply above Salt Lake City. Rolling, brushy foothills give way to peaks cloaked in high alpine firs, laden with chutes and open faces beckoning to be skied. Unlike other small ski towns, Salt Lake is a city, home to over one million people. Yet it boasts some of the easiest access for locals and visitors with six ski resorts within a 45-minute drive of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Toss in 500-plus inches of annual snowfall, and you have a powder skiing paradise with plenty of options. Yet somehow Solitude Mountain remains undiscovered, a world-class resort devoid of the crowds.

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Nordic Skiing at Solitude with Olympian Aram Hajiyan

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, February 4, 2016

Two Olympic skiers walk onto a nordic skate skiing track. One is an Olympic Nordic Skier and coach and the other an Olympic Mogul Skier, seeking to be a skate skier. Neither knows the others background. What are the chances of this encounter?

As I met my instructor Aram Hajiyan, I notice his tag simply stated that he was the Nordic Center Manager, which is the truth. But never did he mention during our one and half hours together that he is also an Olympian who competed for Armenia in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. In hindsight, I think it was better I didn't know that until afterwards. The following is exactly what happened at the Solitude Nordic Center.

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