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Cross-country Skiing Class

By Sneaky

Winter has been quite generous with snow so far this season and it looks like we are getting some more this week. Snow usually brings along some trouble but it also enables us snow sports enthusiasts to have lots of fun.

I have been lucky enough to spend quite a few really nice and fun days on skis so far and I do not intend to stop just yet.
Apart from alpine skiing I also did some cross-country skiing. I had a great opportunity to improve my skills at a course I attended last weekend. It was led by a friend of mine, so I knew pretty well what to expect.

Cross-country skiing class

We chose a great location - Vojsko cross-country skiing center. It is located near the town of Idrija in Slovenia (you can check out its location here). I posted about this great activity before - you can check out what I wrote about a great day I spent cross-country skiing on this same location roughly 3 years ago (you should probably click on the link if you like this post).

Cross-country skiing class

We were a group of eight and considering there were quite a few first-timers amongst us, we all did great. We started with some warm-up exercises and continued with an introduction to skate skiing. After a few hours of improving ours skills and many kilometers of skating through a section of available tracks, we enjoyed a brief break.

Weather was quite nice. Apart from a foggy morning we had a nice and sunny day. Snow was still on the trees, providing an idyllic setting for spending a day in the nature.

Cross-country skiing class

The afternoon was reserved for a cross-country trek. We changed from skate to classic style skis and ventured off the track into the forest. Wading through nearly meter and a half of snow wearing only boots would be almost impossible, but with skis on it was quite easy.
It took us around two hours to do a ten kilometer track. Views and natural beauty were just breathtaking. Almost every one of us preferred this part to our morning skating exercises. There were however a few who had trouble with deep snow - I guess being overweight does not actually help with this activity.

Cross-country skiing class

Since we really enjoyed this day, we will try to repeat it as soon as possible. I also intend to go on a bit more serious cross country trek as soon as possible.

If you ever find yourself in Slovenia and would like to try a winter activity like this, do not hesitate. If you need an advice or help in organizing such an event feel free to contact me through email or simply leave a comment on this post.

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