Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular sports since Estonia's first ski competition in 1921, right after the World War I. Nowadays Tartu Ski Marathon, established in 1960, continues to follow this tradition. It attracts professional and amateur cross-country skiers from all over the world. The natural beauty of Estonia and its flat landscape is ideal for this winter sport.
You can try various types of landscapes: the coastal trails, forest passages, and lake and river trails. Such a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend winter days is common in Tallinn, where Pirita and Nõmme are the most popular locations. They are both well prepared, with professional standard tracks, hills, and rental places. Near Otepää you can find Kääriku, a very popular place for winter sports thanks to lots of snow, beautiful hills, and frozen lakes.