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Cross Country Ski Tips and Informationcross country skiing and skate technique lessons

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The same things that make cross-country skiing one of the best cardiovascular fitness sports, can also make it extremely strenuous. The inexperienced first-timer will probably get a workout but it won't be a whole lot of fun. The skier that understands and practices technique can ski for hours, enjoying the beauty of winter and a life-long sport. Each person gets exercise but one person enjoys it more than the other. hopes to make your cross-country skiing more enjoyable through a series of ski lessons and tips that promote energy efficient skiing and the technique for ultimate glide. That’s where the beauty of the sport is: spending your energy looking at the scenery and enjoying the movement rather then fighting it. (Is "Fun Exercise" an oxymoron?)

If you're a never-ever, or just need a quick refresher, start with the Survival Guide under Quickie Tips. This section provides quick tutorials to the basic XC ski technique. Longer and more Techno Babble tips can be found in the Classic, Skating and All-Round sections. Our Resource section provide more information specific to the Nordic sport while our Grab Bag section hopes to provide further entertainment.

We'll be adding more Classic, Ski Skate and Telemark turning techique tips as the site progresses. Give us some thoughts and suggestions and we'll try to personalize your experience in the wonderful world of Cross Country Skiing.


CLASSIC TECHNIQUE: Diagonal Stride; Adjusting Pole Straps; Arm Swing; Double Pole; Kick-Double Pole. CLASSIC UPHILL TECHNIQUE: Classic Uphill Diagonal; Edging; Side Step; Herringbone. DOWNHILLS AND TURNING: Getting up from a fall; Kick Turn; Track Snowplow; Five Tips for the Diagonal Stride; Kick Double Pole. SKATE SKIING: Ten Tips for the V-1; V-2 skate technique; Marathon Skate. ALL AROUND: Stationary Turns; Step Turns. RESOURCES: Nordic Glossary; 20 Q and A; History of Cross Country Skiing

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