Online Nordic Ski School
Technique Videos for Nordic Skiers
We use slow motion video analysis to simplify and explain competition-style cross-country ski techniques.
We can help you move with greater ease and efficiency on your skis.
Diagonal Stride Demo
One Skate (V2) Demo
Classic Ski Transitions Demo
Demos by National team skiers and Olympians
XC Ski Nation is a cost-effective way to learn at your own pace and access a wealth of skiing knowledge and advice. Even as a coach, I love referring to XC Ski Nation for tips and advice.
Dasha Gaiazova Atkins - 2 x Olympian and coach
Highlights from our video library
Learn in a visual way, at your own pace.
Classic Ski Drills
Our collection of drills and progressions is unmatched for clarity and creativity. Learn to optimize your skiing for a range of conditions.
Skate Ski Drills
We have innovative drills and lessons for skiers of all levels, taught by a variety of top Canadian athletes and coaches.
Chris Jeffries, Olympian and Canadian national coach, uses video of top skiers to breakdown and explain the biomechanics of all major Nordic ski techniques.
Professional athletes demonstrate skate and classic skiing techniques, downhills skills, starting techniques and transitions. Slow motion makes it easy to study the details.
Technique Analysis for Members*
You have the option to submit videos of your skiing for technique feedback. Analyzed videos are available for all members to learn from.
*We can't guarantee we'll get to every video submitted, but we do our best.
Our video collection continues to evolve. We cover a wide range of topics related to Nordic ski technique, including biomechanics, rollerskiing, racing and more.
One Month Membership
XC Ski Nation has an extensive course library with hundreds of videos, including:
Connect with skiers and coaches from around the world inside the XC Ski Nation Community Forum
XC Ski Nation is the resource I most recommend for technically-oriented skiers and coaches. The website is continually updated to stay at the forefront of developments in ski technique and to promote best practices for efficiency and sustainability (healthy movement). I encourage every skier interested in expanding their abilities and knowledge to spend time exploring the site and discovering the numerous gems that will help them progress.
Stephen Novosad - Technical Coordinator, Coach Development, Nordiq Canada
What our members say
"Is my XC Ski Nation membership helping me get results?
Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes! I came to the website as a novice and am already passing people on the trail."
"XC Ski Nation is a treasure trove of extraordinarily useful material that has helped ignite my newfound passion for this wonderful sport! I now understand the mechanics underlying good skating technique and that has made all the difference."
"These guys make you see technical details that you don't see by yourself watching World Cup videos. After watching their offset video, I quickly realized some flaws in my technique, applied them and immediately saw massive improvement in my weekly uphill intervals."
"I just want to say that your website has meant a tremendous amount to me. I am a life long skier who always struggled with skating technique, despite skiing Division 1 in college. Now I understand the forces involved and consider myself a good skate skier. I don’t know of another site that communicates skiing as well as yours, including the Norwegian videos!"
"I was so excited, I shared your wonderful videos with some of my fellow XC ski coaches. They were impressed with your well-balanced approach to critiques.
As coaches, we always want to learn about new techniques, philosophies, and better ways to communicate. Your site has been very helpful. Thanks for all your hard work!"
"I really like the overall approach to delivery of everything you have accomplished..incredible video, very clear, thoughtful and polite (kindness always come to mind!) and truly expert commentary, effective use of Coach’s Eye app, which I am trying to emulate."