Cross country skiing


English/US, Spanish/Cuba
Hello! I am not sure how to say "cross country skiing" in spanish. the sentence is:

We rented skis and went cross country skiing.

Thank you!:)
  • sinedeo

    Senior Member
    Spain, Spanish
    In Spain you wouldn't say "esquí a campo traviesa", but "esquí de travesía" or "esquí de fondo".


    Senior Member
    UK English
    Are they not two different things?

    Nordic ski ing is more or less on the level, generally on prepared tracks. I would call it esquí de fondo or esquí nórdico whereas cross country would be more like esquí de travesía.

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    Senior Member
    Spain, Spanish
    You're absolutely right, I'm sorry. "Esquí de travesía" is the way to climb a mountain with snow, in winter. "Esquí de fondo" is on a prepared track. And the skis are very different.
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