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,
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
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