Cross-country skis or Nordic skis are lighter and narrower than those used in downhill skiing. With so many different types of skis, it can be difficult to choose the right set. Each type is sized and designed differently. The length of the skis affects maneuverability. The side-cut affects the ease of turning and the width affects the forward motion.
Viking Ski Shop carries several different models of cross-country skis. Some of the top name brands we offer are Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, and Madshus.
Types of Cross-Country Skis
Classic Skis - Designed for skiing in tracks
Skating Skis - Designed for skiing on groomed surfaces
Backcountry Skis - Designed for ski touring on natural unpacked snow
Other types of cross-country skis include:
- Classic and Compact Touring Skis
- Classic Touring Skis
- Compact Skis
- Waxable Skis
- Waxless Skis
Our ski specialists are trained and here to answer all your questions. They will assist you in finding the perfect skis, boots, bindings, and poles. When you purchase ski equipment from Viking Ski Shop, it comes with our Price Match Guarantee and Boot Fit Warranty to ensure that you get the proper support during the initial fitting.
Viking Ski Shop is Chicago's most respected ski shop with locations in Barrington and Chicago, Illinois. We offer a variety of services including tune-ups, waxing, binding installation, and repairs for skis. Viking Ski Shop also has one of the largest inventory of skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, and clothing for men, women, and children.
Our customers are throughout Illinois including Chicago, Barrington, Oak Brook, Naperville, Arlington Heights, Park Ridge, Orland Park, Hoffman Estates, St. Charles, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Lake Zurich, Lake Forest, as well as regions of Wisconsin and Indiana.