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<br /> DECEMBER 2009 | VOLUME 29, ISSUE 3 WWW.CROSSCOUNTRYSKIER.COM<br /> THE SOUND OF SNOW<br /> SKIING GREEN<br /> MAINE HUTS & TRAILS<br /> 1960 SQUAW VALLEY<br /> OLYMPICS REVISITED<br /> WASHINGTON STATE<br /> OSLO, NORWAY<br /> CCS DEC 09 | 1<br /> 2 | CCS DEC 09<br /> After a day of cross country<br /> skiing return to your<br /> luxurious room,<br /> experience an<br /> exhilarating massage,<br /> enjoy your favorite<br /> libation or satisfy<br /> your palate with<br /> our five star dining,<br /> all located within<br /> the gorgeous<br /> Lodge and Spa at<br /> Three Forks Ranch.<br /> The World’s Only Five Billion Star Resort<br /> Located 40 Miles Northwest of<br /> Steamboat Springs, Colorado<br /> 970-583-7396 • www.threeforksranch.com<br /> CCS DEC 09 | 3<br /> 300+ INCHES OF SNOW PER YEAR.<br /> OVER 90 KM OF GROOMED CROSS<br /> COUNTRY TRAILS. 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OVER 90 KM OF GROOM</a> <a title="DEC_09_FULL.pdf page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c0081bd?page=5"> DECEMBER 2009 VOLUME 29, Issue</a> <a title="DEC_09_FULL.pdf page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c0081bd?page=6"> DECEMBER 2009 VOLUME 29, Issue</a> <a title="DEC_09_FULL.pdf page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c0081bd?page=7"> 72 SKIING THE CITY OF OSLO 50 </a> <a title="DEC_09_FULL.pdf page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c0081bd?page=8"> Biathlon Bounce-back I have read letters fro</a> <a title="DEC_09_FULL.pdf page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c0081bd?page=9"> Pay it Forward FRESHSNOW by Ron Bergin </a> <a title="DEC_09_FULL.pdf page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c0081bd?page=10"> </a> <a title="DEC_09_FULL.pdf page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9c0081bd?page=11"> game that is often played in gym class. 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