Why Kids Love Cross Country Skiing

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Cross country skiing is a wonderful way to get kids outside in the winter time. There are lots of reasons why kids (and parents) love XC skiing: it’s something the whole family can do together, it’s something that will keep them outside getting fresh air and exercise for hours, and they’ll be able to do it their entire lives. XC Ski HQ has everything you need to not only get your youngster skiing, but to keep them engaged for years to come! Read on!!

When it comes to cross country skiing, you gotta start ’em young! Need kid’s ski packages? We got ’em! Need kid’s clothing? We got it! Want to join the junior trade-in program? OK!

First stop is the Salomon Aero Junior ski package; a great investment in authentic, healthy, wintertime fun for your child! This package features durable, easy-to-use equipment, plus FREE enrollment in our Kids Trade-In Program. These durable, versatile, junior skis can go just about anywhere, including groomed trails and backyards. The Salomon Aero Junior Grip skis are ideal for a kids cross country ski package, because they are easy to maneuver, and wide enough to offer great stability.

JUNIOR TRADE-IN PROGRAM: Enrollment included with purchase of a Junior classic ski package.  When child grows out of the boots, trade them in for larger (but still junior size) boots from our trade-in program the the cost of $25 (From Junior size boots to Adult size boots is $40).  To trade in for larger skis (but still junior length), the cost is $25.  When the child grows into adult sized skis, the cost to trade up is $100.  Trade to larger poles is free. When they’re finished growing, they will own a full adult set of XC skis!

Perhaps you have a kid in your life that has a lot of extra energy and a need for speed; if so, you may want to consider getting them a skate ski package. While skate skiing may be challenging at first, once they get it, you’ll have trouble chasing them down! Check out the Salomon Junior Skate Ski Package and feel free to call us for sizing options. The Salomon RS Junior Skate skis deliver great stability and fast glide to bring kids to the next level of performance.

Now that you’ve got the skis, you’ll need the clothing! With kids, just like adults, it’s all about staying warm. Swix has an incredible line-up just for kids. First on the list is the Swix Universal Junior Pant. Plenty of pant for a winter day, and roomy enough for a under-layer when it gets chilly.

As far as jackets go, the Swix Steady Junior Jacket gets the gold medal. This jacket is a high-performance junior cross country ski jacket developed knowing that juniors sometimes are as serious abut their sport as any dedicated athlete. The 3L stretch softshell features everything you’d expect from a performance-focused adult jacket with waterproof fabric, windproof membrane and a lightweight, breathable back. It’s an intuitive and versatile classic jacket layout that is sure to keep your young skier comfortable when skiing this season.

Now that your tikes are all geared up, why not let them show off their skills at the 30th annual Junior Muffin Race!

A Relay Race for kids… in full costume? That’s right! Join us for this year’s Junior Muffin Race on Sunday, February 26th! Juniors ages 13-19 compete in a Team Sprint 5km Relay, with awards for top 3 teams in each division (girls, boys, and co-ed). Kids ages 0-12compete in the Mini Muffin Freestyle races, featuring distances of 0.5km (6 and under), 1.5km (7-9 year olds), and .5km (10-12 year olds). All Mini Muffins receive a medal! Cost for Junior Muffins is $10, and for mini Muffins there is no charge. Make sure to wear a costume to be entered into the costume contest! All racers are treated to a hot meal on the sun deck after the race.

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As always, call 800-832-2663 to speak to a ski sales expert and get your little one started cross country skiing!

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