Cross-country skiing comes from Scandivian countries. Cross-country skiing races has been held since the 17th century.
There are three types of cross-country skiing recreationally expanded: classic, skating and touring. The classic cross-country skiing is skiing in the milled track. Skating is a regular slip alteration on one and another ski on a flat adjusted surface (similar to ice skating).
Regional organization of tourism provides adjustment of running routes between the villages of Belá and Terchová where almost 16 km of route is ready for both classic and free style. Route on Kysucká magistrála (Kysucká Arterial Route) between Krásno nad Kysucou and Nová Bystrica is also perfectly prepared. For more information visit: Beskydy–Javorníky cross-country skiing artery. Last route is in Vrátna – Tiesňavy with a view of rocky formations of Malá Fatra (Little Fatra).