2. A grueling competitive sport in which skiers, using classical or freestyle technique, try their best to mentally and physically outperform other skiers. Europe, especially Scandinavia, tends to have the best skiers.
3. A high school and college sport (assuming you live in a snowy enough area) that tends to attract cross country runners, soccer players, attractive girls, and, in my experience, Latin students.
Thousands of cross country skiers compete in the American Birkebeiner in Cable, Wisconsin.
Cross country skiing is a good way to meet women.
Oh yeah, and it also is the sport that produces the most fit athletes. Period.
Person 2: HELL NO! When I was 12, my mom took me cross country skiing, and it was so hard and tiring and I almost died. I swore I would NEVER do that again.