cross-country skiing

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

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For 28 years, Ski For Light, Inc., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, has offered adults who are blind or have visual or mobility impairments the chance to experience the sport of cross-country skiing. Emphasis is on recreational-trail skiing.
Explore the wintry high country of the Southwest in a week of cross-country skiing. Our day trip experiences will include a hot spring nestled in the pines, Nordic ski trails, and telemarking.
Sin will hunt for another Paralympic medal on Tuesday in the men's 12.5-kilomter sitting cross-country skiing.
Taufatofua competed in taekwondo in Rio, and is back competing in cross-country skiing, despite representing a tropical south Pacific island nation where it doesn't snow.
With no one else around, both hour-long sessions were lessons in the solitary, meditative joys of cross-country skiing, an affordable, accessible, active path to immerse oneself in winter.
1.45pm Cross-country Skiing, men's 20km classic mass start, Val di Fiemme (Eurosport)
Cross-country skiing pioneer Klindt Vielbig of Portland is the recipient of the 2008 Doug Newman Memorial Award, which honors significant contributions to non-motorized trail development in Oregon.
Swimming - Innsbruck has twice hosted the Winter Olympics with the cross-country skiing in Seefeld.
A COVENTRY schoolboy aims to show that being blind is no barrier to cross-country skiing.
* Nancy and John Schlosser, former owners of the Norsk cross-country ski center in New London, winner of the Al Merrill Award for their contribution to the sport of cross-country skiing in New Hampshire.
Cross-country skiing is an activity that runners can substitute for at least some of their workout.
Visit for an online version of the Tug Hill Recreation Guide, (a guide to cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking, and fishing access on Tug Hill).
More than 2,000 athletes from approximately 80 countries will compete in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, speed skating, figure skating, and floor hockey.
For nordic skiers who regularly cross their ski tips on downhill turns or tangle their tails while herringboning uphill, the latest innovation in cross-country skiing seems, in hindsight, a no-brainer: shorter skis.
Rossport, on the north shore of Lake Superior, is famous for its lake trout fishing in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.
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