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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE!

No matter which style you choose (classic, skating), the first advantage of cross-country skiing is the ability to ski independently very quickly, especially as the low gradient of most trails make it less dangerous than downhill skiing. It is therefore suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers, and for all sporting levels.

Cross-country skiing is practised alone or in a group, depending on whether you want to share the moment with family or friends or enjoy some time alone, to recharge your batteries. There is a choice between several techniques, classic, skating or Nordic skiing...

Budget-wise, cross-country skiing is accessible to a huge number of people with the price of day ski passes usually being between 5 and 10 Euros. The equipment is usually cheaper than Alpine skiing gear, whether you buy or rent it.

A STRONG HEART THANKS TO CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Cross-country skiing is an excellent endurance sport, and it is also as beneficial for the cardiovascular system as running (or perhaps even more so, as more muscle groups are used), but is much less traumatic for joints due to the sliding movement.

When you go cross-country skiing, no matter what your level, you are sure to see a beneficial effect on your breathing and an improvement in your cardiac capacity.

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A WHOLE BODY WORKOUT

With regard to your muscles, cross-country skiing .tones and slims your figure when it is practised as an endurance sport and increases muscle mass for sprinters. It is a comprehensive sport that tones the arms and legs, the back, the tummy and buttocks... it gently but profoundly slims and tones the whole body. The cross-country skiing position tones the back without causing trauma.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, RECHARGING YOUR BATTERIES IN NATURE

Cross-country skiing is beneficial for your mental health, it enables time for plenitude and calm in your life, thanks to the pleasure derived from exercising, the connection with nature and the thrill of sliding on snow. It is practised in wild and unfamiliar locations that enable you to disconnect from your daily life and recharge your batteries. Forget the ski lifts and the crowds on downhill ski slopes, listen to the crunching of your skis on the snow and your breath providing the soundtrack to your rhythm. Happiness...

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GOOD FOR THE HEART, GOOD FOR YOUR LEGS

The best sports to improve circulation are endurance sports, such as cross-country skiing, that gently and regularly solicits the lower legs. The repetition of movements promotes venous return, and activates the return of blood to the heart, beneficial for those of us with heavy legs, cold hands, ankles or swollen feet…

IMPROVE YOUR AGILITY WITH CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

In cross-country skiing, the thinness of the skis and the fact that your heel is free forces you to work on your coordination and balance.

This sport is a constant search for the position that will enable maximum slide and often requires you to be on one ski only and work on your balance. When skiing downhill, particularly in turns, you need to find your balance, anticipate and also call upon your vision.

Cross-country skiing also works on your coordination. No matter which technique you use, the distribution of the movement between the lower body and the upper body is essential to be efficient.

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EXERCISE, PLEASURE, FREEDOM, EXPLORATION, YOU WILL LOVE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING. DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER TO TRY IT, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR AGE, YOUR FITNESS AND ENJOY IT HOW YOU WANT. TELL US ABOUT YOUR OUTINGS, AND ALL THE BENEFITS THIS SPORT HAS GIVEN YOU.

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VANESSA

Inovik communication team

Future cross-country skier, nature lover who loves to share, adventurer in snowy valleys, and high intensity and contemplative hiker.