Cross Country Skiing
XC Classic skiing
It's a forward and backward striding motion that mimics how you walk or run. Because the motion is so familiar, it's a logical place to start if you're a beginner or part of a family that hasn't ever had skis.
XC Skate skiing
On ice, the technique resembles that of a speed skater. You use the outside edges of your skis to propel yourself forward as you push your skis out to the side. It's a fun and simple activity that anybody can learn to appreciate, but it's not often where novices begin.