Blog – Cross Country Ski Technique

Weight transfer for thinking skiers

Weight transfer and balance Ski drills to improve balance often challenge you to hold your balance on a single ski. A common example is to balance on one ski as you glide downhill. We work on balance, in part, to improve weight transfer. Weight transfer is an expression used in Nordic skiing to describe how […]

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What Alpine skiers need to know about Nordic downhill skiing

Experienced Alpine skiers are often caught by surprise at the difficulty of Nordic downhill skiing. Superficially, the sports appear closely related: there’s snow, a pair of skis and a hill. If anything, Alpine skiers expect to find the slower speed of Nordic downhills easier. Many are unprepared for the challenge of transferring their downhill skiing […]

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How do you think double poling works?

Do you think double poling is about using arm power and upper body strength to push your poles backwards so you move forwards? Do you imagine it’s like an ab crunch, but instead of lying down, you’re standing up? Do you think it’s about getting your body weight high, thereby creating potential energy so you […]

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