3. Dress the Part

This tip could very well fall under the safety category, but it’s a good idea for it to stand alone because it can be one of the most overlooked aspects when it comes to cross country skiing for beginners. It is crucial to dress for the weather conditions, and dressing in layers is the best way to combat the weather when cross country skiing.

Not only is it important for safety, but dressing in layers will make you more comfortable while skiing, enhancing the overall experience. Bring a warm winter hat to keep your head warm and gloves for your hands, and always think mobility when selecting your Nordic skiing wardrobe. Synthetics and wool blends will allow sweat to evaporate, leaving you dry and fresh feeling throughout the day. Try to avoid cotton, as it will hold moisture in.

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