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Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country is the oldest form of skiing and is generally practised over flatter ground or rolling terrain, in either the classic or skating style.

An Overview of Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is something that anyone can take up and can be a fantastic way to see the area surrounding a resort or even away from ski centres with enough snow cover. Cross-country trails can take you far away from the hustle and bustle of the main ski pistes and lift lines, giving you a different perspective on the mountains. It's also fantastic for your fitness, and at the competitive level is one of the most cardiovascular-intense sports in the world. Several British athletes, most of whom developed their skills in Scotland, represent GB at World Cup level and in the Winter Olympics. It is a relatively easy sport to learn and the basic equipment is cheap, though descending takes a certain amount of skill and top end equipment can rival alpine ski kit in price.


  • Improves cardiovascular endurance and health
  • A full body workout that burns lots of calories
  • Relieves stress
  • Allows you to connect with nature


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