Skating is relatively new and another fun and exciting way to enjoy cross country skiing.
The format of our skate lessons are nearly identical to our learn-to-ski lessons. Your instructor will familiarize you with the equipment, and you’ll begin the lesson just becoming comfortable on the snow.
Your instructor will teach you the basic stance for skate skiing, and you’ll begin learning the necessary weight shift from ski to ski. You will practice shifting your weight as you glide forward on your skis, forgoing the use of poles initially. Learning the push-off and ski leg recovery has you moving forward over the snow. You’ll learn one or more of the several pole timing variations to get you started ski-skating our beginner trails.
Skating is no more complicated than classic cross country skiing, and it isn’t out of reach of the beginner. However, if you’re new to cross country skiing, we recommend taking a classic learn-to-ski lesson before attempting to learn to skate, since the balance and gliding learned while classic skiing will set a great base for learning to skate.
Don’t forget to come back for another lesson after a few practice sessions to learn more skate techniques and for some fine-tuning.