Nordic skiing, cross-country skiing, what is it?
Nordic skiing brings together several Scandinavian-type disciplines, including cross-country skiing. The latter is practiced in Nordic ski areas, on groomed slopes. Two techniques exist, classic cross-country skiing and skating.
The first consists in progressing on two parallel rails by giving impulses forward sometimes with the left foot, sometimes with the right foot. The arms are the pendulum to accompany these movements.
The second technique, skating, also called the skater's step, is freer and allows you to progress by sliding like on ice skates, leaving a V-shaped track behind your passage.
Who is it for?
Very playful, cross-country skiing allows you to learn to glide gently, in a calm and safe environment. Light material and close-fitting clothing offer remarkable comfort, especially for children.
On the technical side, beginners will rather choose the classic, following the "rails". Skating, skater version, is reserved for more enduring athletes.
A versatile sport
This sport brings the same benefits as running but without the impacts that can traumatize the joints.
We work the cardio intensively and we burn a maximum of calories, we solicit the legs, the buttocks and the arms. A great sport to stay in shape!
Another advantage, it is a practice without ski lifts, we evolve on groomed slopes of course, but in places very little transformed by man.
The atmosphere is hushed, far from the crowds… you are alone facing the restful calm of the mountain!
For the most challengers, why not try biathlon? Combining cross-country skiing and shooting, this practice allows you to work on your endurance as well as your precision and your concentration, all this in the midst of sublime natural settings...