How to filter information about ski technique

You hear a lot of conflicting ideas about ski technique. In some cases it’s the same idea expressed differently. That can be useful. One description might resonate perfectly with you while the next suggestion is meaningless even though it really helped your friend. In other instances, the ideas you learn about technique and how to […]

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November Special

Just a head’s up that we have a special promotion on this month. Sign up for an annual XC Ski Nation membership and get the first month free. People email me, describe their situation and skiing experience and ask whether I think XC Ski Nation would be as good for them. I usually answer the […]

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3 Must-Have Skills for Safer Downhills

Downhills are a big worry for many nordic skiers – even strong intermediate skiers feel trepidation on downhills. For beginners it’s worse. There’s a good chance one of the reasons they chose cross-country skiing over alpine skiing is because they aren’t downhill speed demons. Nordic Downhill Ski Techniques There are 4 principle Nordic downhill skiing techniques: […]

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Better Balance for Nordic Skiers

Skiers of all levels are balanced when they ski – unless they’re falling down. The difference in balance between a novice and expert is their base of support. As your skill improves, you’ll feel balanced and comfortable on an increasingly small and unstable base of support. We prize balance as nordic skiers because of its […]

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