cross-country skiing

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

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Ream is on his way to Hayward, Wisconsin, to ski in the American Birkebeiner, more commonly called the Birkie, a 55-kilometer cross-country ski race that is one of the longest -- more than 34 miles -- and most difficult in the country, if not the world.
There are several popular cross-country ski trailheads between Bend and Mount Bachelor, one of which, Meissner, features trails groomed by volunteers from the local chapter of the Oregon Nordic Club.
The Jacob brothers of Troop 1 had differing opinions regarding the most difficult part of learning to cross-country ski.
The other ski used in the backcountry is the telemark ski, where the heel is always free to lift up, as with cross-country skis.
Though they sound like meditation guidelines, the activity in this case is cross-country ski lessons.
In addition, many cross-country ski workouts naturally include interval training.
And, oh yeah, don't forget to wax the cross-country skis.
In many winters, you have to take advantage of good cross-country ski conditions quickly, because they don't last.
Above, Bill Sbrogna of Rutland watches his son, Justin, try cross-country skis.
1 -- color) Seabury Blair cross-country skis near Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park.
At one time all cross-country skis were waxed according to snow conditions.
They're primarily on cross-country skis, and they take (injured) people out on toboggans.
They'll explore the back country around Leadville via snowmobiles, cross-country skis and snowshoes, then go snowboarding and alpine skiing at Ski Cooper Resort.
We were on cross-country skis about eight miles from the nearest road, high in the mountains of Yosemite National Park.