Cross-country skiing involves traversing uphill, downhill and flat terrain on a long pair of skis, and unlike downhill skiing, you can cross-country ski nearly anywhere with enough snow. Although gravity does much of the work for you when downhill skiing, cross-country skiing requires endurance and cardiovascular strength. On average, 30 minutes of cross-country skiing burns nearly 300 calories

Cross-country skiing involves traversing uphill, downhill and flat terrain on a long pair of skis, and unlike downhill skiing, you can cross-country ski nearly anywhere with enough snow. Although gravity does much of the work for you when downhill skiing, cross-country skiing requires endurance and cardiovascular strength. On average, 30 minutes of cross-country skiing burns nearly 300 calories

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Cross-country skiing is a fun way to spend time outside during the winter. Interested in giving it a shot? We have a list of all the gear you need to start.

Cross-country skiing is a fun way to spend time outside during the winter. Interested in giving it a shot? We have a list of all the gear you need to start.

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Dreams of #crosscountryskiing...   I would like some snow now, please.   Sun Putty 100% Natural Skin-Loving Sunscreen  #sunputty  http://www.sunputty.com

Dreams of #crosscountryskiing... I would like some snow now, please. Sun Putty 100% Natural Skin-Loving Sunscreen #sunputty http://www.sunputty.com

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article with beginner tips -- be sure to take a lesson first to avoid injury - would love to try this again

article with beginner tips -- be sure to take a lesson first to avoid injury - would love to try this again

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An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near St Moritz. More than 11,000 skiers participated in the 26.2 mile racePhotograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near St Moritz. More than 11,000 skiers participated in the 26.2 mile racePhotograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Try cross country skiing or snowshoeing for a full-body workout this winter! #Fitness
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Cross-country skiing is one of the best low-impact, total-body workouts.

Cross-country skiing is one of the best low-impact, total-body workouts.

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