Before you can jump into the winter skiing, one should rather work on his first fitness and weight. In ski courses are usually offered courses that address the physical effort while skiing and to train targeted muscle groups. Such courses are called Skigymnastik. In particular, it depends on good leg muscles. The joints must withstand hardships and special moves, which is why they are involved in the training with. Will continue to work on endurance, strength, speed, flexibility and extensibility. Who so well prepared for driving on a skiing holiday, will have a lot of fun going on and of course learn to ride on. People who want to go skiing, but not daring to go down to the steep slopes, can also tap the cross-country ski having fun. Cross-country skiing is originally from the north. Since just about every muscle in the body are addressed in cross-country skiing, there is also a good workout for the body, similar to the Nordic walking.Hazards is mostly flat and hilly areas. The skis are very different from downhill skis, because they are very narrow. Also, the cross-sticks are sticks, the departure only. The cross-country skis have a tip that is bent upward. In addition, they are arched in the middle to the top. There are different for each type of cross-country skis. The classic has a ski trail area. There will stick to the snow, so you can rely on the ski and can then pick up speed. For skating skis, which are also a lot shorter too, lacks this Behaftung or climbing zone. Combination skis are suitable for skating and cross country skiing. They are slightly shorter than the normal cross-country skis. In skating, however, they have a high friction and the cross-country, they are not as fast, because they are too short.