Learning to ski cross-country

Nordic

Learning to ski cross-country

Skate skiing is the cross-country skiing style you know best from seeing global competitions. There are various race distances, and relays, and it’s the way biathletes skate, also. When you see great skiers such as two-time world champion biathlete Laura Dahlmeier or Olympic champion Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, it looks really fast and like a lot of fun. Well, it is fun, and you can become fast, but it is a tough, tough workout. If you’re interested, we’ll get you started.

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Cross-country ski length for kids

Nordic

Cross-country ski length for kids

Skiers of every age enjoy cross-country skiing. An absolute essential is that they have the correct size skis, especially when they’re young skiers who are still learning and developing their technique. Here’s how to find the right size, plus some other tips that will help get the whole family out on their skis.

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Tips and technique for mogul skiing

Alpine

Tips and technique for mogul skiing

Mogul fields can be found at almost every ski area. They are specially prepared slopes of low, semi-regular snow mounds with clearly defined, rounded troughs surrounding them. You’ll see experts refining their technique, freestyle skiers and boarders launching off the tops, and beginners slowly working their way through this unique challenge. Mogul skiing has been a Winter Olympics sport since 1994, with an individual freestyle element judged on speed, technique, and aerial moves; there is also a head-to-race.

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Be prepared with ski crampons

Alpine

Be prepared with ski crampons

What crampons are to mountain climbers, ski crampons are to ski tourers. They can save your tour, and literally save your life. On really or icy snow, even the best climbing skins aren’t enough to prevent you from slipping. The danger is especially high when traversing a hard surface. A sideways skid is the hardest to avoid and recover from. Ski crampons are a surprisingly simple, effective, even lightweight solution to this problem.

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Determining your glove size

Alpine

Determining your glove size

A glove is a glove, as long as it's warm? Not at all, if your gloves do not fit correctly, your hands will not get warm or stay warm. To keep your hands comfortable, please follow the fitting instructions on the men's women's and children's gloves charts. 

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