Cross Country Skis
At Bob's Sports Chalet, we cater to cross country skiers of all abilities, from beginners to experts. We believe that this is a great sport for the whole family. Even small children can have a go and getting started is safe and easy. If you're thinking of taking cross country up, browse our online selection of cross country skis. If you have questions, give us a call or visit our store to discuss your needs with our team of experts.
Unlike downhill or Alpine skiing, cross country skiing is usually done on the flat. In many ways, it's like going for a hike or a run in the snow and it's a great way to explore nature, whether it's in your own neighborhood or a state park. Unlike standard snow boots, cross country skis keep you floating on the top of the snow, making it easier to move so you can travel further without getting tired. Cross country skiing is popular around the world. In Europe, it's often called Nordic skiing as the technique was developed in Scandinavia, a group of countries also known as the Nordic countries.
There's a lot to consider when choosing cross country ski equipment. At Bob's Sports Chalet, we provide individual service and advice to each of our customers, so whether you're buying your first cross country skis or looking to replace the boots you've done a thousand trails in, we can help. We have a strong selection of cross country skis, including Rossignol skis, as well as boots and ski poles. We also offer clothing, gloves and accessories. Most beginners find that their existing downhill ski wear or winter sports wear will work well for cross country but more advanced cross country skiers often use specialty clothing to wick away sweat and moisture. It's like the difference between going for a walk and going for a run: runners usually have specialty gear but you can go for a stroll in your jeans.
We provide expert fitting advice to all our customers in store, and are committed to providing top quality equipment at affordable prices. Visit us at our store in Bristol, CT to find out more and discuss the merits of different cross country skis. We're just a short drive from Hartford and the central CT area. If you’re looking for downhill ski deals we’re stocked with anything you need. For the steezy park kids we have twin tipped skis and for the younger kids, we have junior skis. For the adults we have men's and womens ski boots to fit any foot shape. For the diehard skier we recommend looking at Volkl skis or Rossignol skis. If you like cruising groomers a pair of K2 skis may be more your speed. If you're more of a powder hound check out Blizzard skis and Nordica skis. For the park guys and girls we have Armada skis and Line skis, including the popular Line Chronic skis. Stay protected with POC ski helmets and goggles.