Although it may not be speedy, cross-country skiing will tone your entire body, give you a great cardio workout, and burn almost 500 calories in one hour! Before you get going, consider these beginner tips and take a lesson to avoid injury. Source: Instagram user mattiasfredrikssonphotography

Cross-Country Skiing

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Feet with cross-country skis walk across a snowy landscape

What You’ll Need to Start Cross-Country Skiing

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 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,

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Equipe 8 Vitane Skate is fast and light for great speed and nimble agility, but has extra stability and women's specific design to build confidence.

Classic Cross-country Nordic Skiing

This image is significant for me because me and my family are avid nordic skiiers. It serves as a healthy role model for getting outside in the long, cold winters here in Vermont.

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

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Cross-Country Skiing: Tips For Beginners

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Rottefella NNN T3 Touring Manual Cross-Country Nordic Ski Bindings, Pair, Black/Silver by Alpina. Save 8 Off!. $49.95. Touring Manual are popular touring bindings with screw mounting. Touring Manual has a large handle for easy opening and closing.

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