What is Para Cross Country Skiing?
Cross country skiing involves short, middle, and long distances ranging from 1 km to 20 km. there is also a team relay event using either classical or free techniques. The sports made its Paralympic Games debut in 1976 at Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Men and women used the classical technique in all cross-country distances until skating was introduced by athletes at the Innsbruck 1984 Paralympic Winter Games. Today cross-country skiing is practiced by elite athletes in more than 20 countries.
Learn more about Para Cross Country Skiing, on the Paralympic Canada website.