The ability to skate on cross-country skis adds the dimensions of speed and aerobic workout to an already enchanting winter activity. For someone who is comfortable standing and moving on cross-country skis, skating also improves general proficiency and balance. Clothing and water consumption might have to be adjusted with the increased rate of motion.
Article Written By Barry Truman
Barry Truman has published many outdoor activity articles in the past five years with International Real Travel Adventures, the Everett Herald and Seattle Post Intelligencer newspapers, Backpacking Light Magazine and Trails.com. He has a forestry degree from the University of Washington.