Originating in Scandinavia and dating back to 3000 BC, cross-country, or ‘Nordic’ skiing is the oldest known form of skiing. Fast forward 5000 years and it is still a popular pastime in resorts across the world.
Taking a Nordic skiing holiday is a great way to explore beautiful snowy landscapes at your own pace. Holiday costs are relatively low where skiers save on the cost of lift passes (though many areas have a small trail fee), the equipment you need is also considerably cheaper than downhill skiing, whether you rent or buy it. For those who want to give their legs a rest, many Nordic ski areas operate alongside downhill resorts so you can combine the two sports.
The Ski Club has researched some of the best Nordic ski areas in the world, where you can enjoy miles of trails in stunning settings.