cross-country skiing

the sport of skiing across the countryside, often through woods and usually on relatively flat terrain, using narrow skis with boots that can be raised off the ski at the heel when striding.
Also called ski touring.

cross-country skier, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Another winter sport, skijoring, mixes cross-country skiing and dog mushing.
Many of the trails are designated as multi-use for walking, in-line skating,
  horseback riding and even cross-country skiing.
The location of their imagined house would improve their opportunities for
  hiking and bike riding and cross-country skiing.
Instead, it had on cross-country skiing and the early heats of snowboard cross.
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