Cross Country Skis and Cross Country Skiing Equipment
Cross-country skis (also known as Nordic skis) are used for the world's oldest skiing sport - a sport for every age. Cross-country skis are great for a workout, and they help you to train the major muscle groups, and at the same time, you will improve your balance and coordination.
Choose the right cross country skiing equipment
The length of the cross-country ski should be around 20cm higher than yourself. To find the right ski, you need to figure out how you want to use the skis.
3 types of cross-country skis
There are three main types of Cross Country skis, with slightly different features. We have separated the skis into competition skis/classic skis, touring skis and backcountry skis.
Competition skis / classic Cross country skis
With a thin, light-weight design, these skis are great for skiers who like speed and long trips on groomed trails. Because great balance and control are needed skills when using these skis, they are best suited for the intermediate to advanced skier. Despite the name, these skis are not solely for competitive skiers.
These skis are solid with a medium width. The skis are suited for longer trips at an even speed. Touring skis are for skiers on all levels, and contrary to competition skis, these skis are suited for skiers who like to “walk” on skis and enjoy the surroundings. Suited for groomed trails.
These skis are heavier and wider than the two other kinds, because they are suited for skiers who prefer long trips “off trail”. The design of the skis makes them great for trips both up and down the mountain. Backcountry skis are for the intermediate or advanced skier who knows his way around the mountain.