No, nordic skiing is same as cross-country skiing.
Olympic cross-country skiing is many people racing to see who can get to the finish line faster by cross-country skiing, or skiing on flat land.
No. The biggest difference is alpine skiing goes down the side of a mountain while cross country skiing is mainly on flat land that has a few small hills.
Yes however in alpine skiing you tend to be in the Alps and no uphill cross country skiing is involved
No cross-country skiing and skiing are two completely different things. They require different equipment. There are "slope" skis which most people are used to that attach to your foot and boot completely. The cross country skis have your heel loose to make it easier to propel yourself forward. Skiing is done on a slope or mountain and cross country isn't necessarily on a hill. They go across all sorts of terrain.
skiing on basically flat terrain
Cross-country skiing is a sport of skiing over the countryside rather than on downhill runs.
Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Free-Style Skiing, Ski Jumping
Cross country, or nordic skiing is judged by the time you take to complete a course. The fastest time wins.
Men's cross country skiing debuted at the 1924 Winter Games in Chamonix and women's cross country skiing debuted at the 1952 Winter Games in Oslo.
There is cross country running, which is long distance running (4k, 5k, 8k 10k) k is kilometers. and there is also cross country skiing, which is long distance skiing.
Cross country skiing is like cross country running, except on skis. The skis used for cross country skiing are long and thin. Your leather ankle boots are attached only to the toe of the binding. You use poles to push off, and then throw your feet forward to continue the motion. Cross country skiing is easy to learn, and only takes practice. There are many good skiing trail in the rocky mountains of alberta.
Cross country skiing is often related to Backyard Skiing. The skiers propel themselves across snow-covered terrain using skis and poles. When cross country skiing, skiers are expected to ski jump or ski orienteering.