Classic Cross-Country skiing offers something for everyone, from exercise to beautiful winter scenery. We partnered with Greg Rhodes of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) to give you all the basics for your first day on the trail so you’ll be gliding over the snow with ease in no time.

Before Putting Skis On :29
Moving on Flat Ground 1:09
Pole Basics 3:12
Going Uphill 6:35
Going Downhill 8:07
Turning 10:52
Getting Up from a Fall 12:03

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