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Skiing is a sport that is accomplished on long thin boards or facsimiles made from other materials that are attached to the feet for locomotion on the snow. It is accomplished on steep inclines (downhill or alpine), flat ground (cross country) or in the performance of stunts or tricks (freestyle). The skis are waxed to make them slippery for alpine and freestyle skiing and to grip the snow in cross country to provide thrust. The skier will often use hand held “poles” to assist with balance and thrust during the activity. Skiing can be done on commercially maintained slopes or trails as well as unmarked natural snow.

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While skiing on the flat might well be accomplished with either Alpine or Nordic skis and both are capable of either traveling up or down slopes to some degree...

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Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
The average cross country skier who wants just to ski as something to do on the weekends in the winter will benefit from setting up an exercise schedule during the spring, summer and fall.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Very few cross country skiers can afford to jet around the world in search of permanent snow cover to train and ski on year round.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Quality skating is a product of good form, timing and power.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
When the leaves begin to change colors in the Fall and thoughts tend to look ahead towards winter, there are all sorts of different perspectives that make their way into people’s minds.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
With the arrival of winter just over the horizon, skiers are getting excited around the country.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
There are 5 techniques that are critical to cross country skiing successfully.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
The days for “generic” downhill skis are long over with so many different applications taking over the slopes.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Quality cross country skiing is a two part consideration, thrust and glide.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, December 14th 2018
“Skating” on cross country skis doesn’t take practice; it takes “perfect practice”.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, December 14th 2018
Learning how to XC ski does not have to be years of practicing getting back on your feet and dusting off all of the snow.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, December 14th 2018
Skating is a fluid, graceful and powerful cross country skiing technique that uses the basic “V” skating posture and ski positioning to build upon as the root for several variations.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, December 14th 2018
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, December 13th 2018
All battles in cross country skiing are not fought uphill.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, December 13th 2018
Cross country skiing is an aerobic activity that cross training during the off-season can significantly improve performance once the snow falls.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, December 13th 2018
The type of training regimens we use for sports activities will have varying effects on performance.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Wednesday, December 12th 2018
When considering long distances over flat terrain becomes imperative such as with traversing lakes that can stretch for miles,
Posted In Nordic Articles on Wednesday, December 12th 2018
Cross country skiing has changed over the years.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Tuesday, December 11th 2018
Cross country skiers, especially the more competitive of the enthusiasts, don’t let the weather dictate their love or dedication for the sport.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Tuesday, December 11th 2018
While skiing on the flat might well be accomplished with either Alpine or Nordic skis and both are capable of either traveling up or down slopes to some degree...