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.

What You’ll Need to Start Cross-Country Skiing

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 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, cross-country skiing requires endurance and cardiovascular strength. On average, 30 minutes of cross-country skiing burns nearly 300 calories

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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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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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.

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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