Cross country skiing is not for everyone. It’s for people who are blessed (cursed) to live in the areas with more or less guaranteed snow at least a few weeks / year.
It is so happens that those are the most heavily urbanized places on Earth: Northern America and Europe nowadays sport quite astonishing 80% plus urbanization rates, about double from what was the case in 1950s.
Add Covid mayhem and Covid travel restrictions – we might never thought about them but they are here and who knows for how long!
Long story short: absolutely new variety of ski tracks ” station” a.k.a ski stadium is suddenly needed. The one where pros could compete a few times a year, kids & committed amateurs train the rest of the winter – and the general public enjoy an occasional spot on narrow skis when they so inclined.
It also needs to be located close by and linked to the rest of the city by eco-friendly transportation links.