Fischer Ski Guide

Learning to ski cross-country

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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

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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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Cross-country ski length

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Cross-country ski length

Whether you’re heading out onto groomed tracks for some Classic skiing or smooth trails for some Skate skiing, the only way to really enjoy cross-country is by wearing the correct length skis. Additionally, your body weight and size are also important to determine the proper ski for you. Skate skiing and Classic skiing call for different length skis, even if they were to be used by the same skier.

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Waxing cross-country skis

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Waxing cross-country skis

A correctly waxed ski won’t quite move on its own, but it almost feels that way. We’re happy to give you some tips on how to achieve that feeling. We’ll also answer the question of whether you should wax your own skis or leave it to a pro.

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Technique and where to practice

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Technique and where to practice

Cross-country skiing is becoming more and more popular, especially with younger athletes who are discovering this great endurance sport. It works all the major muscle groups, and can easily burn as much as 6,000 calories per hour. The smooth action involved also has a very low incidence of sports injuries.

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