So You Want to Try Cross-Country Skiing?


Cross-country skiers are driven. They forge through snow-covered trails, climb over rolling hills, and weave through towering trees with nothing but grit and determination to push their skies forward.

Simi Hamilton fell in love with the sport because it is a great way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, and it's a sport you can participate in almost anywhere. 

And while skiers don't always make cross country skiing look fun, Jessie Diggins promises that it is, and saying pushing ones body to the limit provides a great deal of satisfaction. 


Since 1905, U.S. Ski & Snowboard has provided leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders, encouraging their passion and supporting their journey toward athletic excellence. We empower national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans to push their sport forward, help athletes achieve success, and learn the value of teamwork.

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