Excellent Technique for Everyone

We think cross country skiing with grace and high efficiency is fun. We also think it's within everyone's ability - so long as they have access to quality information. That's what we're all about.

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Gear

Your gear will have a big impact on how easy it is for you learn to ski like a pro. If you want to ski with the high efficiency techniques we describe, you'll need race-style equipment.

Wax

These articles will help you set up your wax space, learn about different types of waxes, get started with applying wax and optimize your kick and glide waxes in a wide range of conditions.

Classic

Classic skiing is what most people imagine when they think of cross-country skiing. There are 3 classic ski techniques: Diagonal Stride, Double Pole, and Kick Double Pole. Learn them in that order.

Skate

There are 5 skate ski techniques or 'gears'. Low gears have more power and are good for climbing hills. Higher gears are for faster terrain and conditions. Learn offset and one skate first.

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