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.