Classic Skiing

Our Classic Technique Clinic typically covers these areas:

A brief discussion of modern cross country skis, their design, the merits of both waxable and waxless bases, and a short discussion on waxing.

On the Snow:

Start at the beginning: falling down and getting up;

Classic diagonal stride: emphasis on use of poles, weight shift and maintaining your glide,

Classic technique: kick double pole, double pole, changing technique to rest and maintain efficiency;

Downhill technique, skiing in control: nordic snow plow, step turns, double pole and a demo / introduction to christie and telemark turns;

Turning and stopping;

Climbing uphill: herring bone, side step, classic technique and running;

Learning to use the terrain to your advantage to be an efficient skier; which technique for which terrain;

Introduction to skate skiing: depending on progress and interest of the group.

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