All Posts by Kim McKenney

Buying Advice

If you want to ski the way we describe here on the Cross Country Ski Technique website, you should buy the best race equipment your budget will afford and buy it from a real cross-country ski shop, not a general sports store.

Don’t choose the “best deal”, choose the best gear you can afford. Think of the cost as being spread over many, many ski days, over many, many years, and you’ll know that investing in high quality gear is something you’ll never regret.

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How Cross Country Skis and Wax Work

Summary: Kick wax is applied to the base of a waxable classic skis under the foot. Glide wax is applied to the tip and tail of classic skis and along the entire base of a skate ski. Sometimes incorrect ideas about cross-country ski wax become popular. In our region, for example, many skiers think Swix Polar wax is […]

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What to Wear

Cross-country skiing is a famously aerobic activity. You’ll generate a lot of heat and moisture, so it’s best to dress in layers. Summary: Each layer must be breathable Add extra mid-layers for warmth, if needed Your outermost jacket and pants should be windproof on the front side and breathable on the back panels Carry as […]

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