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Cross country skiing classes in the Ardennes

Experience the magic of a winter landscape on the cross-country skis! Cross country skiing is a fantastic sports activity for not only the reacreational sportsman, but for the fanatic sportslover as well. Cross country skiing is being taught on all levels. Come and discover this sports activity among friends or family, in the Ardennes.


Experience the magic of a winter landscape

Experience the magic of a winter landscape on the cross-country skis! Cross country skiing is a fantastic sports activity for not only the reacreational sportsman, but for the fanatic sportslover as well. Cross country skiing is being taught on all levels. There are two cross country skiing techniques: the classic style (striding forward) and skate skiing (side-to-side in a skating motion). The material being used (cross-country skis, shoes, sticks) depends on the function of the chosen style.

Technical sports

This type of sports is much more technical than it seems, that's why taking classes is not a bad idea. The classes are being offered per hour, even though a 2 hours minimum class is highly recommended. A short warm-up is being followed by an introduction to the basic techniques (brake techniques, curves, climbing). The remaining time is being dedicated to a guided tour.

What do you need?

Warm clothes for practicing sports, but no skiing pants or coats (it's better to wear trainings and thermal underwear), gloves and the right cross country skis. Attention: In pretty much all cross country skiing facilities, classic skis are being rented. If you would like to rent skating skis, contact miss An Van Rie.  

Who is An Van Rie?

Being a former cyclist (from 2005 to 2008) and triple Belgian champion in the elite women's time trial (2006,2007,2008), she took on cross country skiing in 2008.

Her palmares:

  • Mulitple Belgian champion classic and skating style, short and long distance (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Numerous placings abroad in the F35 and F40 categories
  • Yearly internships in Davos (Switzerland) and Tannheim (Austria)

Location classes

Baraque Michel, Botrange, Herzebösch (Elsenborn), Mont Rigi, Sourbrodt, Weywertz, Worriken (Bütgenbach).

If you would like to learn how to cross country ski in a different location, please contact miss An Van Rie. 


40€/hour for 1 to 8 persons. Only by appointment.


Copyright pictures: An Van Rie

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