The common perspective is that the likelihood of getting lost on a groomed trail while cross-country skiing is slim. While remaining on a marked trail is generally safe, as soon as you veer into the backcountry the chances of getting
Motivating Your Child to Cross-Country Ski
Although I haven’t conducted quantitative surveys on the matter I am confident in the following statement: All children love snow! Experience has proven this to be true time and again. Whenever I go hiking with my niece and nephew, they
How Is Cross-Country Skiing on Skin Skis?
I have heard it several times when discussing upcoming skiing vacation plans with friends: “I am done with alpine skiing, I go for cross-country skiing now.” I am not sure if you can call it a trend, but transitioning from
How to Skate Uphill in Cross-Country Skiing Without Getting Exhausted?
“Why am I doing this?” I don’t know how often I have asked myself this question when climbing uphill. The “No pain, no gain” propaganda starts to float around in my mind. Legs and arms are burning, and the heart
Why Is Cross-Country Downhill Skiing Difficult?
Skiing downhill is probably the least of your motivation when deciding to start or switch to cross-country skiing. Just thinking of a descent scares not only beginners. That is where even the world cup cross-country skiers fall. Not to speak
Which Cross-Country Skiing Technique Should I Choose?
You will probably hear it all the time: The best way to access cross-country skiing is by starting with the classic technique in groomed trails. And that is precisely where I started. But I didn’t have much choice. At that