Instructional Videos and Handouts

Instructional Videos

Below are some Quick Clip Drill and Technique Demonstration Videos for both Classic and Skate Skiing (more to come....)

  • Dynamic Balance Drills for Classic and Skate Skiing.
  • Scooter Drill
  • Dead Stop to Glide Drill
  • Body Position Classic Running Drill
  • Classic Striding Technique
  • Split Skate Drill
  • No Pole Skate Skiing Drill
  • V2 Alternate Technique

Remember a"Drill" is something to practice to gain Body Position, Glide, Push off awareness and efficiency.  The "Technique" is what you are trying to achieve. 


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Dynamic Balance Drills: Classic Skiing and V2 Skate

Gain confidence and balance by performing these simple balance drills in your own home.  Focus on:

  • Fundamental Athletic Body Position
  • Shoulder, hip, knee should be stacked over your foot - observe yourself in a mirror for proper alignment. 

Scooter Drill

Quick Clip Demo Video. For balance and gliding on one ski. Good for both skate and classic skiing.

Dead Stop to Glide Drill

Quick Clip Demo Video. For practicing complete weight transfer, balance, and gliding on one ski. Also good for finding classic striding Body Position

Body Position Classic Running Drill

Quick Clip Demo Video. For finding the correct body position in uphill striding.

Classic Striding

Quick Clip Demo Video. Classic Skiing

Split Skate Drill

Quick Clip Demo Video.  For finding "Free Glide" V1 Body Position.

No Pole Skate Skiing Drill

Quick Clip Demo Video. For Body Position, weight transfer, and glide up hill.

Skate Skiing V2 Alternate

Quick Clip Demo Video of V2 Alternate 

Download these handouts to learn more

  • Pre-and post workout body looseness and stretches are important to keep your body injury free.  Check out my easy to do body looseners and stretches handout that I developed with assistance from my yoga and physical therapy associates. They are designed so that you can do them on the snow prior to skiing and at your car bumper or picnic table post ski.
  • Do you struggle with balance? Is V2 Skate Skiing a challenge for your.  Check out my V2 balance drill handout

Waxing Skis

  • Swixschool.com  provides step by step instructions of prepping new skis along with application of all types of glide and kick wax for recreational skiing and racing.
  • Classic skiing is a joy on properly kick-waxed classic skis.  Check out these tips for kick wax application for classic skis.