The sport of cross-country skiing is a winter time recreational activity – and on a more competitive level it encompasses a variety of formats for cross-country skiing races over courses of varying distances. Cross-country ski competitors employ one of two techniques according to the event: classic style or skating style. In classic style skiing, the skis remain parallel (in-track) as the skier strides straight ahead – while in skating style skiing , the skier provides propulsion on the snow surface by pushing alternating skis away from one another at an angle side-to-side (in a manner similar to e.g. ice skating). Basic equipment involved in skiing covers the skis themselves as well as ski poles used to provide additional forward movement via arms pushing.
Short Code: SR