Welcome to my site about Cross Country Ski and Skiing Equipment
_and of course information how to make a good cross country skiwaxing, XC ski-clothing, CCC1000, Cross Country Ski Trips and xc ski gear. The goal is also to give you skiing inspiration and advice to make you a better skiier. So welcome to my site about the wonderful world of cross country skiing.
Cross Country Skiing as exercise
Cross country skiing is considered one of the world's best forms of exercise because you have to use both your arms, stomach, back and legs to ski. It's a great excercise for both your heart and lungs (and a lot of fun) so my recommendation is to start this experience by running out and buy a good pair of cross country skis.
How to find the perfect pair of cross country skiis?
It's according to my experience largely a matter of the type of skiing you engage in (recreational or sport) and amount of experience you have and offcorse how much money you are willing to spend. Simply try several configurations in order to find your ideal set up. There are also a big different if your aime is to compete or if it is to get a good exercise. Read more about cross countyr skiis and all the things you need to improve on the the snow...
Personally, I have several different pairs to make sure that I have have options depending on the snow conditions and where I plan to ski. Sometimes I train 100% and other times I very much enjoy to just stroll along at a slow pace, so I can take in the beauty and tranquility of my surroundings. Tip: If you don't have your own skiis or don't want to buy a pair until you know how to XC ski, consider renting your gear. I'm sure you'll enjoy it and it's also a very cheap and simple sport to learn compared to alpine skiing.
Nordic skiing is also endorsed by medical pros for its high level of cardiovascular fitness in a low stress movement. Running for instance, in comparison, puts a lot of stress on you muscles and joints. You'll use all major muscle groups and burn LOTS of calories.
If you live in a place where the snow is unsecure during the winter seson, I can strongly recommend to stert train skiing on a pair of Rollerskis. The rollerskis of today have realy improved and skiing in the summer on a good road is almost as fun as cross country ski in the winter, ther are also some new skis typ the Skike Rollerskis that you now can use in the forest and och better trail running tracks.
Worldloppet Ski Federation
The Worldloppet, cross country skiing all around the globe!
The Världsloppet is (15) federation of different ski marathons, big competitions in different countries. The Worldloppet started in Sweden at 1978 and have since then worked as a mother-ship of the cross country marathons races in the world. There can be only one race per country in the Worldloppet tour each year.
This are the races that are part of the Worldloppet at this point:
Jizerská padesátka (CZE) - 50 km - January
Dolomitenlauf (AUT) - 60 km - January
Marcialonga (ITA) - 70 km - January
König Ludwig Lauf (GER) - 50 km - February
Tartu Maraton (EST) - 50 km - February
La Transjurassienne (FRA) - 76 km - February
Finlandia-Hiihto (FIN) - 50 km - Februar
Vasaloppet (SWE) - 90 km - Mars
Engadin Skimarathon (SUI) - 42 km - Mars
Birkebeinerrennet (NOR) - 54 km - Mars
Bieg Piastow (POL) - 50 km - Mars
American Birkebeiner (USA) - 50 km - February
Gatineau Loppet (CAN) - 53 km - February
Sapporo International Ski Marathon (JPN)
Kangaroo Hoppet - 42 km - September
My name is Fredrik Erixon, I'm 43 years old, live in Stockholm and love cross country skiing. I have a wife and three children and work as a project manager and party planner at a advertising agency. I like all kind of sports, but "Järnmannen" (the iron man) in Kalmar Sweden, trail running at Hindertimmen, tennis and Stockholms-klassikern and Åre Extreme Challange are favorite competitions that I try to compete in from time to time. Cross country skiing is however my favourite sport, and the biggest goal of the year is as always the Vasaloppet.
My results in Vasaloppet:
Year - Time - Position:
2105 - 5.32 - 709
2014 - 4.59 - 585
2013 - 5.07 - 878
2012 - 4.44 - 857
2011 - 5.43 - 2040
2010 - 5.39 - 1558
2009 - - DNF
2008 - 5.50 - 1480
2007 - 6.31 - 2842
2005 - 7.14 - 5865
1996 - 7.50 - 7093
1993 - 7.44 - 5264
My results in Marcialonga:
Year - Time - Position:
2015 - 2.37 - 302
2014 - 4.10 - 571
2013 - 4.15 - 649
2012 - 4.10 - 647
2011 - 4.02 - 819
2010 - 4.35 - 1114
2009 - 4.30 - 1201
2007 - 5.00 - 1222
Note: All information about skiing, training, technique and equipment on this website, CrossCountrySki.info are only suggestions from me, Fredrik Erixon, and thus, the use of all the material on this site is done at your own risk, and with your own full knowledge of the inherent risks of any skiing, training, fitness or exercise program. This information is not to be considered as a substitute for professional instruction. Before you beginn any kind of Cross Country Ski exercise or workout plan, you, as a reader, should have complete knowledge your own fitness and ability levels, knowledge of your equipment, your exercises program, the locations, and all the skiing methods. I also recommend you to consult with your physician on a regulary basis, and offcorse follow reasonable safety precautions at every time. Good-luck with your Cross Country Ski / Fredrik Erixon