Guides to XC, Backcountry Skiing and Snowshoeing

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10 Ski Nutrition Tips for a Cross-Country Skiing Diet

Cross-country skiing, be it for recreation or for sport, is a vigorous all over workout. As a result, ensuring your diet includes the right amount of nutrition is of the utmost importance. The one thing you need to understand is the way a cross-country skier’s body uses energy while skiing. 10 Ski Nutrition Tips for …

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20+ Cross-Country Ski Exercises: Conditioning and Strength Training

If you have decided to take on cross-country skiing, there are a couple of things to do to physically prepare yourself for cross-country skiing. Remember, that this sport moves all your body intensively, so you should pay adequate attention to preparing your muscles. For starters, we have a couple of simple exercises for conditioning your …

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Classic vs Skate Skiing: What is the Difference?

Beginners often get confused regarding what type of cross-country skiing should they start with – classic or skate skiing. So, the question is: What is the difference between classic and skate cross-country skiing? While both are branches of cross-country skiing, classic skiing is the older skiing technique that uses diagonal strides to mimic walking. Skate …

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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 – Frequently Asked Questions for Beginners

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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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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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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