Cross-country skiing (sometimes called classic skiing) encompasses several styles ranging from touring or racing on groomed ski tracks to gliding through deep backcountry snow. Your heel is always “free” (not connected to the ski) and you move yourself by striding forward (as opposed to skate skiing, where you stride side-to-side in a skating motion.) Learn what gear you need to cross-country ski comfortably and efficiently.
Finding comfortable boots is the key to your enjoyment on the slopes. Blisters on your heels or snow in your boots can quickly end a great day. It's important to choose boots that match the type of skiing you're doing. Similarly, you might think that once you’ve seen one cross-country ski pole, you’ve seen them all, but there are still differences to look for depending on the type of skiing you plan to do. Performance differences between bindings are subtle so let your choice in boots guide what type of bindings you purchase. Boots have different types of soles on them, making them compatible with specific bindings only.
Cross-country ski boots for combi and touring, ski boots for skate style, ski boots for classic style skiing, sport and touring ski poles – you will find all types of equipment for cross-country skiing in "Gandrs" stores!