A fun and sporty activity
There are two different styles of cross-country skiing: classic, in groomed tracks, or skating, where you slide by pushing your skis outwards (on one side and then the other, like when ice-skating or roller-blading). Cross-country skiing equipment comprises special, quite flexible boots, poles, and narrower, lighter skis than those used for Alpine skiing. This sport is great for your balance and endurance and engages a lot of your body (torso, thighs, abdominal muscles, etc.) More advanced cross-country skiers can work on techniques like ‘double poling’, very useful for gaining speed and sprinting or ‘kick double pole’ on flat land or slight uphill slopes.