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the sport of skiing across the countryside (rather than downhill)

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With cross-country skis - they're much lighter and narrower than downhill skis - the back of your boot isn't fixed in, so you can lift your heels to propel yourself forwards and glide, in a skating-like motion (hence the need to balance on the balls of your feet).
The event traces its roots to 13th-century Norway, when soldiers on cross-country skis smuggled an 18-month-old prince, who would grow up to be king, to safety during a power struggle.
Winter is his idea of heaven--a time to grab one of his many pairs of cross-country skis (all necessary, so I'm told, as one needs to match the correct ski to the location and current weather conditions) and head outside.
The fold-out color map includes an overview map of cross-country ski trails in the Waldo Lake, Odell Lake and Mount Yoran area, plus inset trail maps of Salt Creek Falls and Pengra Pass ski trails.
Left, the first step in taking a cross-country ski trek around the Mammoth Lakes Basin is getting fitted with proper equipment, which is overseen by instructor Marcia Mohun, far right.
The decision comes after a Commission merger control investigation concluded that an unconditional clearance of the acquisition could lead to significantly reduced competition in the markets for cross-country skis, particularly in Austria, Germany and France.
Though they sound like meditation guidelines, the activity in this case is cross-country ski lessons.
THE MOST EXCRUCIATING MOMENTS in Power Failure: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron, involve a humiliating salsa-making class and a heart-pounding cross-country ski trek one bitter cold Aspen night.
While many cross-country ski ranches and courses require a small fee, the well-groomed trails are worth the low cost.
If you need the handrails for balance, consider choosing a crosstraining option that puts the hands to work such as a cross-country ski machine or an elliptical trainer that also works the arms.
The first practical application is a ski testing system that will be tried by the Finnish Ski Association's cross-country ski teams with the aim of achieving a competitive advantage in the 2001 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.
Learn to cross-country ski in an instruction-intensive week while staying at the rustic Clair Tappaan Lodge in the mountains.
You can cross-country ski almost anywhere--your backyard, in fields, or on hills without too many bushes and trees.
On January 7, 1996, more than 150 cross-country ski areas in the United States and Canada are going to celebrate Ski Fest '96.
com/research/365141/the_20092014_outl) has announced the addition of the "The 2009-2014 Outlook for Abdominal Exercisers, Cross-Country Ski Exercisers, Gliders and Riders, Rowing Machines, and Slant-Boards in the United States" report to their offering.