Performance Nordic Skiing

You don't have to be a racer to love cross-country skiing like one.

Ski smarter.

Have more fun.


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.


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 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.


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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No more guessing if you're doing it right, confusion over conflicting information, or hours of fruitless searching online.

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Opening Fall 2016

  • Clearly understand modern classic and skate skiing
  • Improve your cross country ski skills quickly
  • Get personalized, expert feedback on your technique
  • Get support when you need it

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