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Cross Country Skiing for Retirement

Posted On
Dec 24, 2015
Activities near Yellowstone

Cross Country skiing for retirement

According to a 2015 study, Idaho is one of the best states for retirement.

Bankrate, a trusted financial rate information source, conducted the study by using data from several sources, including: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthways, the Council for Community and Economic Research, the FBI, the Tax Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations.

The study concluded that Idaho is the fourth best state for retirees to live because of the state’s low crime rate and good weather.

In addition to those factors, the decision was also based on the scenery abounding in the state.

“And there's no shortage of ways to be one with nature in Idaho -- nearly 70 percent of the state is public land, filled with parks, monuments and preserves,” according to Bankrate.

The nature in Idaho is amazing year round, but there is something magical about winters in Idaho, especially Southeast Idaho, which features several opportunities for outdoor adventures for retirees, including: cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling.

For retirees willing to brave the winter weather, cross-country skiing might be one of the easiest, most exciting winter activities you have never tried, and many of Southeast Idaho’s most beautiful areas are open for this activity.

In addition to being fun, a few reasons that make cross-country skiing appealing include:

  • It is free, if you have your own gear
  • It is a low-impact activity and easier on your body
  • It is a great calorie-burning workout

For those interested in cross-country skiing in Southeast Idaho, a some of the best places to ski are Kelly Canyon and Harriman State Park.

Where are some other good spots for cross-country skiing in or around Southeast Idaho? Share your stories and tips with us.

This article is sponsored by Bill’s Bike and Run. When the snow is gone, riding your bike through the beauty that is Idaho will help hold you over until next year’s first snowfall. Come visit us for your post-winter bike repair needs.

Article courtesy of AJ Rupp