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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Ski poles purchase advice: Which size of ski poles should I buy?

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Ski poles purchase advice: Which size of ski poles should I buy?

It's hard to believe, but the length of a ski pole can influence the performance On- and Off-piste: Depending on your skiing style and terrain, you will need shorter or longer poles. Therefore, choosing the right size is important when buying the poles – so nothing gets in the way of having a good time in the snow! How is ski pole length calculated and why does it depend on the type of pole used? Let us answer these questions for you.

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Cross-country ski waxing: instructions and tips for cross-country ski care

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Cross-country ski waxing: instructions and tips for cross-country ski care

A well waxed cross-country ski virtually moves by itself? Well, not quite, but in any case, you glide on it way better! Here we'll show you how to wax your classic cross-country skis, "scale skis" or skating skis and which wax is best for cross-country ski care. Last but not least, we will also be looking at the question of whether you should wax your cross-country skis by yourself or if it would be better to have them waxed by a professional.

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Cross-country ski length: How long should classic cross-country and skating skis be?

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Cross-country ski length: How long should classic cross-country and skating skis be?

Whether classic cross-country skiing in the loipe or sporty skating technique - cross-country skiing is fun only when using a ski with the right length! This article tries to explain how you can calculate your cross-country ski length and how body weight and height relate to it. And since skis aren't everything that counts when cross-country skiing, we've also collected useful information on ski pole length and other cross-country equipment!

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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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