We’ve already touted cross-country skiing’s sculpting and cardio benefits. To recap: Nordic-style skiing tones muscles and improves stamina in a low-impact workout. But let’s be real, it’s probably a lot less fun than hitting a bunch of black diamonds on alpine skis. So how about a compromise? Get the best of both worlds on your winter vacation, and mix two days focused on cross-country—a day each for classic and skate style—with your alpine time. We know you want a killer workout before the après ski. And if 10-20 miles pounding the backwoods doesn’t exhaust you, we don’t know what will.