Panorama of Nordic skiing on a sunny day

Learn the basics of cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing, or Nordic skiing, is a great way to see the countryside in wintertime. Not only that, it’s a formidable exercise. If you want to try this sport this winter, check out these videos tailored to beginners who want to get started with Nordic skiing:

By REI (Recreational Equipment).

Skate skiing techniques in a nutshell. The so-called diagonal skate, offset, one skate, two skate, and free skate, all are common techniques. Check out this video to see them in action.

By Nordic Ski Lab.

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Two places to go cross country skiing in Bavaria and a nearby must-see medieval town.

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