Offset (or V1, as they say in the USA), is a unique skate technique. It’s the lowest gear most skate skiers will use. The primary uses of Offset are hill climbing and accelerating from a stand still. In my opinion, Offset stands apart from other skate techniques and is pretty weird. You plant your poles at […]Continue reading
The other day I had a chance to catch up with Chris Jeffries, Head Coach of the Alberta World Cup Academy, one of our national training centres.
Chris is someone we often turn to for help with ski technique; he’s generous about sharing his knowledge and is dedicated to growing nordic skiing in Canada.Continue reading
(Interview with Jan Ottosson, several times Swedish champion.) In 1982, the America Bill Koch turned the sport of cross-country skiing on its head when he skate skied his way to the overall World Cup title. The years that followed were a singular time in the history of cross-country skiing. Elite athletes suddenly had to adapt to a style of skiing they hadn’t used during their developmental years. It was so new no one really knew […]Continue reading
The “One Skate Dance” is an amazingly effective drill for helping skate skiers quickly get the knack of One Skate (V2 skate skiing).
It helps skiers discover the beautiful rhythms of One Skate, learn how to effectively power their leg push with their body weight, and gives them a highly accurate drill for developing better balance on their glide ski.Continue reading