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Nordic Skiing

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Nordic Skiing is, as the name suggests, in the north of Europe. Countries of origin are especially Norway and Finland.

The disciplines of Nordic skiing are the following: cross-country skiing, biathlon, telemark skiing and ski jumping. The Nordic combination includes both the ski jumping, as well as the long run.

In the long run, two techniques co-exist, the classical style and skating technique. In the classical style, the skis are parallel, the skating technique is similar to ice skating. For both techniques, there are specific skis and ski poles, and the skating skis and sticks are shorter. Cross-country skis are slightly differ from Alpine skiing, as they are much narrower. Beginners should work with the classical style. The attention should also be paid for whatever style of a trail is created.

In the biathlon, cross-country skiing is connected with shooting at targets. Given this, a small mountain brigade potash is needed, biathlon is usually exercised in the club. There are ski resorts, where biathlon competitions take place, and often the courses are also offered for tourists. The special equipment is used in this case.

The Nordic Skiing Telemark skiing is also included. This sport was founded in the Telemark region of Norway. It is downhill skiing with a special trap. The foot of the runner is only in the front part of the legacy of the ski.

Ski jumping is probably the most spectacle sport for most winter sports fans. If you have a good basic knowledge of skiing, you can try yourself on small jumps beginner courses.

In order to exercise the Nordic skiing, the winter vacationers is not necessary supposed to go to Scandinavia. Even in the most German ski areas there are similar offers, as well as rental of equipment.


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