Cross Country Skis
Skis Cross Country: Get the most out of cross country skiing with the right cross country skis. Ski the trails and backcountry with the latest nordic touring skis, skate and classic performance and race skis, or backcountry skis. Choose from a great selection of cross country skis including Rossignol skis, Salomon skis and Fischer skis.
Cross Country Skis Guides, Video & Info
Skis Cross Country - Basic Information on Cross Country Skis
When you a looking to purchase a ski cross country type there are four general categories to choose from skate skis, classic skis, touring skis and backcountry skis. Performance oriented athletes typically purchase from the skate or classic cross country ski category, since that gear is generally lighter and geared toward those that want performance in nordic skis. If you are looking for something to cruise out your back door or use on groomed trails, but want more stability in a ski, then select the touring skis category. The backcountry ski category is perfect if you are going to be skiing off-track, hence on non-groomed trails such as snowmobile routes or on unbroken snow. The backcountry ski section has skis with metal edges for the best control of any of the cross country ski selection.
Skate Skis -Classic Skis
In the performance-oriented categories for the cross country ski, there are basically three levels of xc ski equipment - performance, mid-level, and entry level. This is true for both skate skis and classic skis. The performance-oriented skis cross country type are the top of the line, or near top of the line products. These cross country skis are the lightest, have the best swing weight, and will offer the best performance as well as best experience to a nordic skier. The high-end construction results in a livelier ski and will have a better quality base for a better glide, and thus faster ski. The mid-level ski will be great for the price-conscious skier that still wants a lively ski, but lightness and swing weight is not as crucial since they may not be a competitive skier. The entry level ski equipment is perfect for those just getting into the sport, that are unsure of whether they will like the sport, or on a limited budget. In reality, if you already know you love the sport and can afford it, the best experience will be on the top end cross country ski gear.
Touring Skis - Backcountry Skis
In the touring and backcountry skis cross country, differences in prices also relate to the quality of the ski as well as ski handling. A better touring ski will have a better base for better glide and generally are more stable as well. Backcountry skis are a bit different, in that the different ski types are used under differing conditions. For example the Rossignol BC 65 will still fit into a groomed ski track and is a versatile ski. The Rossignol BC 90 is a much wider ski and should only be used in non-groomed conditions. This ski is better at turning in deeper snow.
We carry a wide selection of skis cross country from three different manufacturers - Rossignol cross country skis, Fischer cross country skis and Salomon cross country skis. Whether it be Rossignol skis, Fischer skis, or Salomon skis you will find great quality in ski equipment. Click on the link above to choose the ski for you.