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Best Temperature and Snow Conditions for Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is one of the most attractive winter sports out there, but to enjoy it to the fullest, you need the ideal temperature and snow conditions. By the end of this article, you will get to understand how to go XC skiing in any weather conditions. When It’s Too Cold to Ski: The Best …

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What is Roller Skiing – Cross-Country Ski Training in the Summer

If you are looking for a sport to take up, here is one which offers a full body workout, while allows you to keep your skiing muscles occupied even in the snow-free months. What is Roller Skiing? Roller skiing often referred to as ‘road skiing’ or ‘skiing on wheels’ is a recreational summer activity and …

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15 Types of Snow in a Cross-Country Skier’s Glossary

Every cross-country skier should know the different types of snow like firm, powder, corn, hard, or sun cup, each with its own characteristics. To know more about them, read ahead. All Types of Snow for Cross-Country Skiing Like most other sports, skiing also requires the right conditions, which basically means you need appropriately textured snow …

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How to Stop on Roller Skis? Tips for Beginners

It all begins with that exhilarating feeling – the wind brushing across your face as you glide on your roller skis, feeling like you own the world. But endings are always a bit tricky, and stopping on roller skis might be the million-dollar question you’ve been looking for your entire life. Possibly, you’ve even got …

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Mounting a 3-Pin or NNN Binding on Cross-Country Skis

When it comes to cross-country skiing, ski bindings are one of the most significant part of mastering your sport. In order to gain full control over your expensive skis, you must learn how to operate it. Ski bindings are the mode of communication and interaction between the user and the ski, without which it is …

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Best Hats and Helmet Liners of 2021 for Cross-Country Skiing

While cross country skiing is all-fun, the freezing temperatures are hard to tackle without the right gear. Therefore, the sport demands a hat for warmth. Ski hats or helmet liners use fabric to fight extreme conditions and keep you comfortable on slopes. Picking the right hat for your next skiing adventure can be a struggle. …

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The 14 Best Ski Socks for Men and Women in 2021

Are you someone who goes on skiing adventures frequently? If you are, you must understand the importance and impact of the right gear on your outdoor experience. When you are skiing, you’re battling cold temperature, uneven slopes, and the moisture which is kicking in and causing discomfort. Thus, it is essential to have a nice …

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How to Store My Cross-Country Skis in the Off-season?

Manufacturers design skis such that they perform like a beast on the snowy mountains. However, once home, they require critical care and maintenance to sustain their performance on-site. This article highlights all the dos and don’ts of storing your cross-country skis during the off-season so that you don’t run into any issues when it’s finally …

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Best Roller Skis and Complete Guide for Summer Cross-Country Ski Training

Cross-Country Skiing in Summer? Yes, You Can! Gone are the days when skiing was limited to the snow season. What first developed as summer training for winter skiing has now evolved into an independent sport of its own and roller skis are the next new thing. You got it right: cross-country skiing in summer is …

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Snowshoeing as a Sport: Health and Exercise

Since the pandemic, people have been forced to turn to ‘socially-distanced’ pastimes – most of them indoors and sedentary. All true – until it snowed and snowshoes caught our eye. Snowshoeing is an affordable, beginner-friendly, healthy activity that allows you to step out of your house whilst following socially distancing. Finding this too good to …

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Snowshoeing Vs Cross-Country Skiing Vs Ski-Shoeing

Winters can be quite boring if spent at home, and if you’re looking for a fun and interesting outdoor sport to engage in, you should definitely explore the snowy trails. You can indulge in various sports, including ski-shoeing, cross-country, skiing, and snowshoeing! What is Snowshoeing? As the name suggests, this sport involves two very important …

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10 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a perfect winter destination if you are planning on cross-country skiing in the Midwest this season. The Badger State literally has hundreds of cross-country ski trails to offer, from state parks and forests to Nordic centers with a wide range of facilities. Now we have chosen 10 of our favorites trails to make …

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Trail Symbols and Responsibility Code for Cross-Country Skiing

As a cross country skier, you need to know what the trail signs mean, how to understand the trail difficulty level, and how to ski responsibly. There are certain guidelines you must follow to keep yourself and other skiers around you safe, and you must be fully aware of things that you need to do …

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19 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in New England

When it comes to winter sports and activities, New England is always a reliable choice to spend your winter holiday. The historical region made of six northeastern states, packed between New York State and Canada is well known for the heavy snowfall it steadily receives each season. It is really a winter wonderland up there …

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Best 12 Backpacks for Cross-Country and Backcountry Skiing

You need a good quality, sturdy, and well-compartmentalized backpack to keep your belonging safe and accessible during your cross country or backcountry skiing adventures. All your important items such as extra layers of clothing, snacks, water, extra gloves, keys, cellphone, and even avalanche safety gear (in case you are going backcountry) need to have a …

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Best Cross-Country Ski Machines for Off-Season Training

As a cross-country skier, you need to indulge in an off-season training program so that when the ski season arrives, your muscles and joints do not act clueless. Being in good shape is a pre-requisite for enjoying winter on your skis. It is not just about keeping your knees and shoulders active in the off-season, …

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