Blog – Cross Country Ski Technique

V2-One Skate: too fast, too hard, or just right?

In Top Tips for New Skate Skiers I argue beginner and struggling skate skiers should prioritize V2-One Skate and minimize their use of Two Skate (V2 Alternate). It’s not that I don’t like Two Skate. Two Skate is a wonderful technique. It’s fast, fun and dynamic. My problem with Two Skate is it disguises balance problems. Often […]

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Head Position – Small Changes, Big Results

I failed to adequately appreciate the importance of head position until quite recently. I’m the kind of skier who likes to look down at my skis. It suits my introverted personality. It let’s me be alone, in my own zone, even when there are other people around. I can focus on the sensations of skiing […]

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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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