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What is the difference between cross country skiing and downhill skiing?

Downhill skiing won't make you die of heart failure.

Is nordic downhill skiing?

No, nordic skiing is same as cross-country skiing.

What sport is cross country and downhill?


What is croos country skiing?

Cross-country skiing is a sport of skiing over the countryside rather than on downhill runs.

What is the types of skiing?

Downhill, cross country, slalom.

Does downhill skiing increase cardiorespiratory endurance?

Some, but not as much as cross-country skiing

What is the most popular country for skiing?

It depends what type of skiing you want to do. There is cross county, helicopter skiing and downhill.

How is cross-country skiing different from down hill skiing?

Quite a bit is different. The gear is different, the skis are straight, as opposed to downhill skis being curved (the curve makes it easier to turn on a downhill slope), the boots in cross country are not stationary in the bindings, as downhill boots are, instead you can move the heels, and the poles used in cross country are longer. Also, the slopes are not nearly as steep as in downhill skiing.

What is one type of skiing?

We have basically 2 different types of skiing: Downhill and cross-country.

What are three types of skiing you could participate in?

Water skiing, Downhill skiing, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, ski jumping, so on.

Is Alpine downhill skiing the same as skiing?

Yes however in alpine skiing you tend to be in the Alps and no uphill cross country skiing is involved

Which country is the best at skiing?

Downhill: Austria Cross-country: Norway

Which country is the best in skiing?

Cross-country: Norway Downhill: Austria

What is nordic sking?

"Nordic" is another name for cross-country skiing. The equivalent name for downhill skiing is "Alpine."

What place on Vancouver Island can you can go skiing?

The really coolest place there is Mount Washington where there is cross-country and downhill skiing.

What is Telemark skiing?

It is a cross between Nordic (cross-country) and Alpine (downhill) skiing and involves doing free-heel turns that resemble a lunge maneuver.

What sports are at the winter games?

Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Speed Skating, Long Jump, Slalom Skiing, Bobsled, Luge, Downhill skiing

What does nordique combine mean in english?

"Nordic Combined" - an Olympic sport combining the events of downhill skiing and cross-country skiing

What are two reasons cross country skiing is more popular then downhill skiing?

i didnt know cross country was more popular, but if it is i guess its because you dont need lifts, and also you dont need mountains, also many snowy countries like iceland, are flatter, and the population use cross country skiing as a form of transport.

What is the most complete whole-body aerobic exercise?

Cross-country skiing

When did cross country skiing start in America?

Right after World War II. Veterans of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division returned from the European Theater of Operations and introduced the military skills of downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to the American public as fun winter sports.

Is freestyle skiing alpine skiing?

It can be. Alpine skiing means downhill skiing while nordic skiing is cross-country skiing. Freestyle is part of alpine, but instead of just going down the mountain freestyle is specifially jumps, grinds tricks etc.

Which uses more muscles swimming or skiing?

If it's swimming versus downhill, that would be swimming. However, if it's swimming versus cross country, easily, cross country. What muscles do you need most for cross country skiing? All of them. Swimming neglects the calf and extensor (forearm) muscles, regardless of swimming style. In cross country skiing both your calves and forearms will get a workout, and the only part of the body not worked is the neck. However cross country skiing involves every single muscle in the human body.

Who plays skiing the best?

By country or individual? Downhill or cross country? If it is extreme sports, high speed downhill skiing, in this category while I could be wrong, believe it not the USA is numero uno. When it comes to the variety of events, acrobatic, standard downhill, obstacles etc, America has won more skiing events than any other country. However,when it comes to cross country, the people who invented it, namely Norway, are still the king. Nobody, out-cross-country skis Norway. Also, no, a Nordic track doesn't count; cross country skiing let me warn you now is a physically brutal sport. It will push your limits all across the board, and toughen you up mentally. In fact, far as winter sports go it is probably the king when it comes to building up mental toughness.

Is cross country skiing the same as skiing?

There are several types of skiing and one of them is cross-country skiing.