Cross Country Skiing at a moderate pace for 30 minutes burns approximately 272 calories.
Peace and tranquility abound in the winter in parks, forests and other lands.
In addition to the obvious fitness benefits, cross-country skiing is an excellent way to observe nature and makes a great family activity.
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 snowfall and possibly even observe some wildlife!