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

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

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.

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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

The Jizera Mountains of Central Europe, unknown to many, offer fine Nordic trails.

Bohemia’s Secret Spot for Cross-Country Skiing

The Jizera Mountains of Central Europe, unknown to many, offer fine Nordic trails.

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

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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