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Cross Country Skiing

Enjoy the outdoors, have some fun and get yourself in shape this winter by trying cross country skiing.

Cross Country Skiing - Getting Started

Cross country skiing is a fun and low-cost winter sport that is easy to get involved in, as long as you live somewhere that gets lots of snow.
  • The Gear - Cross country ski gear inclues a set of skis, polls and boots. You can buy a package of basic cross country ski gear for around $100.
  • Find Some Snow - The great thing about cross country skiing is that you don't need to pay big bucks or drive to some big resort. All you need to do is find some snow, whether it's in a school field, your backyard, or some trails in the forest.
  • Easy To Learn - Cross country skiing is much easier to learn than downhill skiing, since you use much of the same movements you use for walking.
  • Cross Country Skiing - Health Benefits

    Cross country skiing is an easy-to-learn winter sport that has many health benefits. The sport is a great aerobic exercise and works the muscles in your legs, back, chest, stomach and butt. Cross country skiing is also a fun social activity and can be a fun way to get some exercise with family and friends during the winter.

    Cross Country Skiing - Different from Downhill Skiing

    Cross country skiing is a relaxing sport, which some people may find "boring" compared to the high speed and big air world of downhill skiing. While cross country skiing may not have the excitement and adrenaline of downhill, it doesn't have the nasty wipeouts or high costs associated with downhill skiing either.

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    Which Is More Fun - Downhill or Cross Country?

    • Downhill - more speed, more air, more fun.
    • Cross Country - more relaxing and it's a better workout.
    • They're both fun sports.
    • They're both lame. I'd rather be snowboarding.

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    LUCYQWERTY123
    well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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    1PhanTrash
    It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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    1PhanTrash
    "Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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    Wolf74
    Wolf74 posted in Dance:
    use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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    Enki
    Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
    Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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