Why Cross-Country Skiing?
XC skiing is a great form of aerobic training. This sport is relatively easy to master. It engages both lower and upper groups of muscles so it pertains to general development. There’s little chance of contusions or injuries, which makes XC skiing accessible to everyone.
You can train anywhere snow covers the ground (there are also artificial tracks specifically prepared for XC skiing, which are built on grass) and choose a track or a route for yourself to match your conditioning and needs. The sport can be difficult on more demanding routes for beginners, but that’s not a problem. They should start with an easier challenge.
There are many health advantages, including improvement of endurance, posture, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, loss of weight, and improved immunity. But there’s more to it than just health benefits; think of it as an opportunity to sightsee. You can be one with nature, see the sights, and visit new, interesting places hidden along the way. Of course you don’t have to choose the routes by yourself if you don’t feel like it. There are many XC skiing tracks and routes that are safe but at the same time can offer a lot of excitement. They also don’t have obstacles like fallen trees or rocks, which you’ll definitely bump into outside these routes.
Many XC skiing enthusiasts say that sightseeing, discovering new places and communing with wild nature are the biggest advantages of this sport. But you have to be aware of the fact that moving outside public routes can be very exhausting and sometimes even dangerous. Mountains and woods can be hostile for people who don’t know them well. That’s why if you’re a beginner or you’ve had a long break, we encourage you to start your training with an instructor on public routes.