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Cross-Country Skiing

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

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from the Guardian

The week in sport – in pictures

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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from LIVESTRONG.COM

Cross-Country Skiing Tips for Beginners

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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from Outside Online

America’s Nordic Skiing Meccas

Nordic skiing began about years ago in Scandinavia but it’s taken until now for the sport to start really catching on in the U.S.

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from Outside Online

Can I Get into Nordic Skiing for Less than $200?

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