Cross-Country Skiing

Swish…swish…across the snow with such grace… cross country skiing is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors when there is a measure of snow on the ground and it is difficult to hike.  All you need are cross country skis, boots and poles, and you can rent those if you are a beginner.  You can learn techniques to glide on the flats, conquer the downhills or side step back up a hill.  What better a way to exercise, enjoy the peace of a snowfall and possibly even observe some wildlife!  

Activity Description

Cross Country Skiing at a moderate pace for 30 minutes burns approximately 272 calories.

Additional Resources

Follow these links to gather more information on cross-country skiing. They may or may not be directly affiliated with Get Outdoors PA.

Cross Country Ski Areas Association  
Snowlink  
Pennsylvania Cross Country Ski Association  
Cross Country Ski PA  
PA DCNR  
PA Wilds  
 

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