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In mid-winter, it used to be that by 4:30 p.m. your ski day was pretty much over.
Sure, you could always ski by the light of the full moon, but the number of nights with this option is preciously few. And even under the fullest moons, only the best skiers might be comfortable cruising deep-woods hills and dales. Technological developments, however, have made it possible to extend our skiing well into the evening hours.
When the sun goes down, a simple headlamp is one way to keep on skiing The average head lamp sells for as little as $20 to $50 and provides enough illumination, 10-15 feet or more, for most nocturnal Nordics to enjoy themselves.