Cross County Skiing - the toughest sport?
A great experience but have you ever wondered if you could make a Cross Country Ski Marathon like the one in the picture - thousands of skiers skating across a frozen lake high up in St Moritz in the Engadin valley. Well now you can . . and join @SKIGirlsX - 50 novice women going to race on March 8th 2015 - International Women's Day . . all under the guidance of Top GB XCountry skiers. And even help other women by raising money for Breast Cancer Research?
A message from SKIGirlsX:
Signing up to ski at the Engadin Ski Marathon with our team is a chance for you to try something new and challenge yourself along with other like-minded women. It’s a great way to get involved in a new sport with the goal of completing a ski marathon at the end of it. We're a handful of top Xskiers partnering up to support Breast Cancer Charities so you can share the fun and excitment of our sport and raise money for a great cause at the same time.
Along the way we'll be providing advice and encouragement via @SKIGirlsX and running a rollerski seminar for all participants before racing the Engadin alongside the team!
Engadin SKi Marathon Rollin' & having fun GoSki/GoBoard @SKIGirlsX
@SKIGirlsX started life as @TeamPosy - but we've had so much interest from International XSkiers that we've expanded it to get more top level skiers invovled
RollerSki - Getting Started
It’s easy to get started in the UK at a number of centres running @SKIGirlsX training. These are operated in the UK by RollerSki.co.uk and Thames Valley Endurance Training and by Totally Nordic in Switzerland, Australia, Austria, Italy and Germany. Totally Nordic also operates a pre-race snow training in St Moritz the week before the race.
UK Training sessions
New training sessions start regularly in the UK at: Hyde Park, Redbridge, Dulwich Park, Battersea Park, and Hampstead Heath - London, Brooklands, and Richmond Park – Surrey and Dorney Lake - Nr Windsor.
More information on UK training here:
Rollerski.Co.UK - you can find out more and BOOK here http://www.rollerski.co.uk/skigirlsxc.html - plus more info on RollerSkiing in the UK . . . and more about the race here . . . Engadin SkiMarathon
Totally Nordic - Link includes info on pre-race snow training in St Moritz . . and other centres around the world.
And you might want to raise money to help other women . . . http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/