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    Ticket to Climb: Drills and direction to achieve perfect V1 technique

    If you’re a Nordic skier, you probably love hills. Maybe you don’t seek epic climbs on every training session, but sooner or later the sport will lay them before you whether you like it or not. On skate skis, the V1 technique is your ticket to climb. Norwegians refer to […]

    Role of the Pole: Tips for Ski Pole Tips

    Your pole tips: tiny, thin pieces of plastic and metal small enough to hold in your hand. But no piece of equipment so small can cause so many headaches on the trail if things take a turn for the worse. Whether you have a basket ripped off under the foot […]

    Small Exercises, Big Improvements: How to use bands and overlooked movements to prevent injury

    The basement of my college athletics complex housed a training room with all sorts of rehab equipment. Physio balls, elastic bands, cable machines and balance boards lay strewn across the carpeted floor. I would usually walk by and scoff internally at the athletes repeatedly stretching their ankles with the elastic […]

    Pack It In: Gear is expensive—get it to your destination in one piece

    When taking a ski trip, there’s nothing worse than arriving safely at your destination only to find that your gear did not. For many skiers, time on the snow means a bit of travel, and whether on a car ride to the nearby ski area or a plane flight to […]

    Fuel the Fire: How eating right can optimize your time on the trail

    A skier has to eat! Even the most effortless glide requires your body to be fueled well with carbs, proteins, and hydration. Instead of getting lost in the blizzard of dietary fads and supplements, stick to some basic and easy-to-remember rules, and you can make the most of every session […]

    Reset and Recover: How post-workout routines can help make the biggest gains

    It’s easy to feel like you’re getting stronger and faster during a training session. Kilometers tick by, you daydream of adventures in the year to come and your sweat is a tangible, salty reminder of the work you are putting in. Exerting effort triggers a promise of higher performance, whether […]