Cross-country skiing involves traversing uphill, downhill and flat terrain on a long pair of skis, and unlike downhill skiing, you can cross-country ski nearly anywhere with enough snow. Although gravity does much of the work for you when downhill skiing, cross-country skiing requires endurance and cardiovascular strength. On average, 30 minutes of cross-country skiing burns nearly 300 calories
*with family definitely someday* The Mount Tahoma trail and hut system has about 50 miles of trail (20 of it groomed), three huts and a yurt. skiing, cross country skiing, adventure, travel, HyperActiveX — at Mt. Rainier National Park.