Ski Technique Resources
From Nordiq Canada, here is a list of technique videos for classic, skate and general agility techniques for skiers of all ages: http://www.kanatanordic.ca/wp-content/uploads/Technique-Videos.pdf
Nordic Ski Lab: A useful resource, although predominantly for paid subscribers, with in-depth slow-motion video analysis of skate and classic technique. Subscribers can ask for more feedback.
Main site: https://nordicskilab.com/
Free technique videos channel here
Instructional Videos on YouTube
You can find a number of videos on www.youtube.com to help you teach your skiers various techniques.
XC Ski Academy offers free “How to” videos and tips about diagonal stride, skating, classic skiing, V1, V2A, V2, no pole skating, kick double pole and more. Click here for their channel
Fundamentals of Classic Skiing. 30 minute long video for beginners to intermediate athletes: https://youtu.be/Cqo3yu-j890
Traditional Nordic technique (diagonal stride):
Double Poling technique:
The free skate technique is the basis for most skating techniques. This short video does a great job of pointing out the most common errors that learners make. Have a look:
One Skate, a a low-gear technique for power on an incline:
Here is a series of instructional videos from an Eastern Massachusetts ski club that covers a range of progressions. Note that the American terminology is sometimes different — for example, V1 and V2 for them is One Skate and Two Skate for us.
Nordic skis can do a lot more than you think:
Red Bull meets Nordic skiing
Here’s another video on how to apply glide wax. You can find a video on just about any topic so do a search on YouTube for whatever you need!
Remember that the videos are not necessarily what Cross Country Canada recommends and for that you should refer to the manuals from the coaching courses.