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Nordic skiing is a sport that combines a love of the outdoors with a willingness to compete for the long haul, characteristics that have been a cornerstone of the L.L.Bean philosophy for nearly a century.

As a Manufacturer of Record for the U.S. Cross-Country, Jumping and Nordic Combined Ski Teams, L.L.Bean is dedicated to developing products that result in enhanced comfort and performance for athletes at all ability levels. We are also pleased to support the men and women of the U.S. Nordic Ski Team in their quest for medals at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games in 2002.

Learn from the Best – In the three QuickTime videos below, Maine athlete and former collegiate champion and Olympic hopeful Scott Loomis helps you sharpen your cross-country skiing skills. Just click on any image to get great tips on touring, classic in-track or skate skiing for fun and fitness.

The classic kick stride can propel you across the flats and even up moderate hills.

Approx. 13 MB

Get the basics on backcountry exploring at its best.

Approx. 13 MB

For a great aerobic workout and the fastest tracks across the flats.

Approx. 13 MB