About Women's Classic Cross Country Skis

About Women's Classic Cross Country Skis
Classic style cross-country skiing is not only one of the best cardiovascular exercises, but is a great way to get out and enjoy the winter scenery as well. Many outdoor manufacturers have women's specific cross-country skis, which have many advantages over unisex skis.

Benefits

Women's specific cross-country skis tend to be lighter in weight and have a softer flex pattern than unisex skis. Women's cross-country skis are specifically tailored to a women's lower center of gravity.

Size

The primary determinant of ski size is body weight, but ability and types of terrain also contribute to the decision. According to REI, it is best to consult the manufactures sizing guide for the specific ski.

Width

Women's specific cross-country skis come in a range of widths. Narrower skis are best for skiing groomed and packed trails whereas wider skis are ideal for a variety of conditions, including powder and off-trail conditions.

Types

Rossignol, Alpina, Salomon, Fischer, and Atomic brands all make women's specific cross-country skis.

Considerations

Consider renting different styles of women's specific cross-country skis before purchasing a pair. Try out different models until you find the best pair for you.

Article Written By Wren Mcilroy

Based out of Salt Lake City, Wren Mcilroy has been writing outdoor recreation and travel-related articles for 3 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and biology from Winona State University in Minnesota.

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