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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 How to Buy the Right Pair for XCS 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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10 Health Benefits of Snowshoeing: The Short and Long Term Effects

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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Burn Calories and Lose Weight with Cross-Country Skiing

Probably one of the most common New Year’s resolution is to lead a healthier lifestyle and to lose weight. These noble goals are however often abandoned after seemingly pointless hours of working out in a gym. Burning calories with cross-country skiing is a true alternative, and if you go through this 5 minutes read, you’ll …

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Snowshoeing Vs Cross-Country Skiing

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 easy and affordable snowsports that are available. Most importantly cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Snowshoeing vs Cross-Country Skiing As the name suggests, snowshoeing involves two very important things: …

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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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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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14 Best Skijoring Dog Harnesses and Equipment for XC Skiing

Skijoring is all about the momentum created by you from your cross country skis and poles, and your dog adding a pulling force. However, you need proper skijoring equipment to make sure both you and your skijoring buddy are doing it right and are safe. Your dog harness, along with other skijoring equipment, plays an …

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The Best Print Ski Magazines about Cross-Country Skiing

Passionate cross-country skiers as we are, when we do read print magazines, we still prefer to read about our favorite sport. Unfortunately, there weren’t that many print magazines (or online for that matter) strictly about Nordic skiing to start with, and there are even fewer now. For this reason, we felt the need to provide …

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8 Best Cross-Country Ski Brands You Need to Know in 2021

The best way to know about the latest top cross country ski brands is to check the performances of the athletes in major tournaments. With the FIS skiing world cup finishing off early due to the pandemic, we can clearly see the top brands of the tournament. Besides the skier’s expertise, it is not just …

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All You Need to Know: Avalanche Safety Gear for a Peace of Mind

Chances are you do not have to worry about an avalanche as long as you enjoy cross country skiing as most of the cross-country ski trails are considered safe from the hazards of an avalanche. However, not all skiers stay between the safe confines of ski areas. Therefore, a basic understanding of avalanche hazards is …

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The Best Ski Travel Insurances for a Cross-Country Ski Holiday

Safety is one of the most essential factors if one decides to take up any winter sports, and cross-country skiing is no different. From choosing the appropriate clothing for cold weather and snow to making up your mind about a destination, you will definitely minimize risks that could occur during your long awaited ski holiday. …

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