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.
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.