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Although it may not be speedy, cross-country skiing will tone your entire body, give you a great cardio workout, and burn almost 500 calories in one hour! Before you get going, consider these beginner tips and take a lesson to avoid injury. Source: Instagram user mattiasfredrikssonphotography

Cross-Country Skiing

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Cross-country skiing involves traversing uphill, downhill and flat terrain on a long pair of skis, and unlike downhill skiing, you can cross-country ski nearly anywhere with enough snow. Although gravity does much of the work for you when downhill skiing, cross-country skiing requires endurance and cardiovascular strength. On average, 30 minutes of cross-country skiing burns nearly 300 calories

Cross-Country Skiing Tips for Beginners

Cross-country skiing involves traversing uphill, downhill and flat terrain on a long pair of skis, and unlike downhill skiing, you can cross-country ski nearly anywhere with enough snow. Although gravity does much of the work for you when downhill skiing,

An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near St Moritz.

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Why cross country sucks. An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near St Moritz. More than skiers participated in the mile racePhotograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Feet with cross-country skis walk across a snowy landscape

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Cross-country skiing by rolfo, I miss doing this. I wish tn got some snow to have an excuse to purchase a set.

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Cross-Country Skiing: Tips For Beginners

Dear cars,  swirving into me when I am roller skiing is not helping anyone  Sincerely, every cross country skier out there

Ask me how many times our team was reported to local police departments for training.Dear cars, swirving into me when I am roller skiing is not helping anyone Sincerely, every cross country skier out there

The only thing that would complete this photo is a dude motoring past on a skidoo!

More than skiers take part in the Engadin Ski Marathon - Engadine valley (Switzerland)