There are two basic techniques in cross-country skiing: the classic technique, in which athletes move their skis parallel to each other machine-groomed tracks in the snow; and the free technique, where skiers propel themselves in a manner similar to speed skating, pushing off with the edge of their skis.
At the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games there were a Women's Sprint Free Technique and a Women's 5km Classic. Men competed in a Sprint Event and a 10km Classic. For the first time ever there was also a mixed Cross-Country / Biathlon Mixed Team Relay, which combined cross-country skiing (free technique) with rifle marksmanship. The relay teams consisted of four athletes: one woman and one man each from the disciplines Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon.
Men's 10 Km Classic Finals - Results - Medallists
Women's 5 Km Classic Finals - Results - Medallists
Sprint free technique - Results - Medallists