There are several types of cross-country ski bindings, with boots made to match each type. Before you take your skis to the trail head, put them on at home to make sure your boots fit the bindings properly. Once you're ready to ski, walk with your skis to the start of the trail before you put them on. This helps avoid unnecessary wear and tear from shuffling over rocky, icy or wet spots on your way from the parking lot.
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