Here are the three top reasons why you should try cross country
skiing this year:
1. The workout: Offering one of the best full-body workouts out of any sport, cross country skiing works just about every muscle in your body. It's one of the most demanding cardio sports out there; using a combination of coordination and power, cross country skiing burns as many calories as running while gliding with the ease of skating.
2. The quick learning curve: The technique of cross country skiing is simple to pick up, quickly becoming a lifelong sport that is easy on the joints and low impact. Even the skis are easier to maintain; most of them are waxless, needing fewer tune-ups than downhill skis.
3. The convenience: You aren't as limited when it comes to where you can cross country ski. As long as there is enough snow and a clear path you can roam anywhere; just be sure any obstacles such as rocks and roots are covered in a heavy layer! We suggest a local state park that already has trails, or a golf course with smooth ground and rolling hills. If there aren't any nearby, don't be afraid to ski right out your door and down a non-busy side street.
Ready to give Cross Country a try?
The Brands we Carry
Fischer is one of the top brands in Nordic skiing and is the last Austrian ski manufacturer in family ownership. All skis are designed and manufactured in Austria. We carry several models of skis, boots, and bindings from Fischer, as well as skis and boots from Rossignol and poles from Leki.
If you'd rather move through the snow at a slower pace, snowshoeing
is the way to go. Get your complete setup for winter hiking and exploring here!
Snowshoe Highlight: We carry snowshoes from MSR and Cresent Moon. The Cresent Moon's all new Eva-All Snowshoe, won "Best in Show" and "The Most Important New Product" awards of the year. Made from foam they are lightweight and easier to walk in with the same flexible rocker found in any running shoe.
Wear With: Any hiking boot or winter boot such as Sorel, Baffin or North Face.
Smart Add-on: The Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiter has wide Velcro that fits over multiple layers. It has a lifetime warranty and is completely waterproof. When trekking through the woods or deep snow, Gaiters stop snow from getting in your boots and keep you completely dry.