Cross Country Skiing & Rollerskiing
Cross country skiing Cross-country skiing, also known as Nordic skiing, is the oldest form of skiing and is generally practised over flat ground, in either the classic or skating style. It is something that anyone can take up and is a great way to stay fit. Cross-country skis are lightweight, thin and designed specifically for self-propelled travel over a wide variety of terrain – including flat terrain and some gentle up and downs.
Rollerskiing is the dry-land alternative to Cross Country takes place on smooth surfaces such as park paths, roads, cycle and athletics tracks. It was born from cross country skiing and is often used as the basis of summer training for cross country skiers. It is a low-impact, full-body exercise that is great for core body strength, balance and overall fitness whilst being a great alternative to more traditional activities such as running or cycling.
Suitable for all ages and a perfect low-cost activity, there are more and more clubs offering rollerski sessions which give people the chance to have a go at the activity. Visit our Activity Finder to find sessions near you.