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<br /> JAN FEB 2013<br /> VOL 32.3<br /> SKIJORING<br /> ALASKA<br /> BIRKIE’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY<br /> THE YURT MAN<br /> ZEALAND FALLS HUT<br /> CCS | JAN FEB 2013 1<br /> <br /> JANUARY FEBRUARY 2013 • VOLUME 32, Issue 3<br /> www.crosscountryskier.com<br /> CCS STAFF<br /> Publisher/Editor Ron Bergin<br /> Associate Editor Lou Dzierzak<br /> Copy Editor Dean Woodbeck<br /> Art Director Tori Hutchens<br /> Webmaster Tim Gavigan<br /> Web Hosting OldCabin<br /> Internet Services<br /> Ad Sales Ron Bergin<br /> Administrative Assistant Lyn Buffa<br /> Circulation/Retail Sales Lyn Buffa<br /> COLUMNS<br /> First Tracks Ron Bergin<br /> Technique & Training Steve Hindman<br /> Nordic Family Heidi Hill<br /><a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=1"> JAN FEB 2013 VOL 32.3 SKIJORING ALASKA B</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=2"> </a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=3"> JANUARY FEBRUARY 2013 • VOLUME 32, Issue 3 www.cr</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=4"> 16 OCTOBER 2010 VOLUME 30, ISS</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=5"> 300+ INCHES OF SNOW PER YEAR. OVER 90 KM OF GROOM</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=6"> 58 ALASKA’S MAT-SU VALLEY PERFORMANCE & COMPETITI</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=7"> CCS | JAN FEB 2013 7</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=8"> WHY DON‘T WE JUST GET ALONG? Real conflicts </a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=9"> I found it particularly bothersome that, as a tow</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=10"> FAST AND FEMALE EVENT EDUCATING GIRLS AND THEIR P</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=11"> Matt Trueheart Speaking that day were Tracey Co</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=12"> MOVE ON OVER A common goal in skate clinics </a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=13"> CCS | JAN FEB 2013 13</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=14"> from page 12 twisting or tipping motions of your</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=15"> One-Ski Balance There is so much more to ridin</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=16"> KIRK BACHMAN Innovator and Pioneer of the Backcou</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=17"> The yurts readied for this first winter wer</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=18"> to balance passion and career, a risky balance, i</a> <a title="JanFeb2013_Z page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b74b3ac?page=19"> would live in a yurt. 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