Here are the three top reasons why you should try cross country
skiing this year:
1. The workout: Offering one of the best full-body workouts out of any sport, cross country skiing works just about every muscle in your body. It's one of the most demanding cardio sports out there; using a combination of coordination and power, cross country skiing burns as many calories as running while gliding with the ease of skating.
2. The quick learning curve: The technique of cross country skiing is simple to pick up, quickly becoming a lifelong sport that is easy on the joints and low impact. Even the skis are easier to maintain; most of them are waxless, needing fewer tune-ups than downhill skis.
3. The convenience: You aren't as limited when it comes to where you can cross country ski. As long as there is enough snow and a clear path you can roam anywhere; just be sure any obstacles such as rocks and roots are covered in a heavy layer! We suggest a local state park that already has trails, or a golf course with smooth ground and rolling hills. If there aren't any nearby, don't be afraid to ski right out your door and down a non-busy side street.
Ready to give Cross Country a try?
The Brands we Carry
Fischer is one of the top brands in Nordic skiing and is the last Austrian ski manufacturer in family ownership. All skis are designed and manufactured in Austria. We carry several models of skis, boots, and bindings from Fischer, as well as skis and boots from Rossignol and poles from Leki.
A Complete Set-up
The best time to buy cross country skis is now, with all 2015/16 winter gear on sale for 20% off! You can save almost $100 on a whole setup; here's the breakdown:
Fischer Spider 62 skis: This ski has a compact lenth and a full metal edge. It's the most versatile recreational ski on the market and is great for everyone! - $183.96
Fischer XC Comfort Pro Silver: Made with 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation, these are the warmest XC boots we sell - $95.96
Fischer Auto binding - $52.00
Leki Cross Soft Poles - $31.96
Save $90 off the price of this bundle! Right now, with our marked down prices, it comes to around $386 for a full cross-country skiing setup!
If you'd rather move through the snow at a slower pace, snowshoeing
is the way to go. Get your complete setup for winter hiking and exploring here!
Snowshoe Highlight: Womens Tubbs Wilderness 25 & Wilderness 21. They are packed with technical features such as the Fit-Step Frame, which reduces muscular impact to keep you on the snow longer!
Wear With: Any hiking boot or winter boot such as Sorel, Baffin or North Face.
Smart Add-on: The Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiter has wide Velcro that fits over multiple layers. It has a lifetime warranty and is completely waterproof. When trekking through the woods or deep snow, Gaiters stop snow from getting in your boots and keep you completely dry.