Online learning resource for cross-country skiers
We use slow motion video analysis to simplify and explain nordic ski techniques to help you improve your skiing form and enjoy more speed with less effort.
XC Ski Nation is a proud partner and supporter of Cross Country Ski de fond Canada
XC Ski Nation is a cost-effective way to learn at your own pace and access to a wealth of skiing knowledge and advice. Even as a coach I love referring to XC Ski Nation for tips and advice.
XC Ski Nation Course Library at-a-glance
Technique Explainer Courses
Chris Jeffries, Olympian and Canadian National Development Centre High Performance Director, uses video of top skiers to explain the biomechanics of nordic ski techniques.
You'll learn how to optimize technique in a range of conditions and avoid wasting time on outdated ideas.
The conversational style of these courses makes complex movements easier to understand. Chris shares his insights and discusses past and future trends.
Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, Canadian National Team, is one of the XC Ski Nation athletes.
Demo videos of expert skiers
Use our extensive collection of demo videos to study the details of skiing in a visual way.
Lessons and Drills
The ever-expanding video library includes drills and lessons for skiers of all levels.
Member-only video analysis
Get your technique analyzed
XC Ski Nation members have the option to submit videos for feedback and suggestions. Analyzed videos are available for all members to learn from.
[We don't guarantee we'll get to every video submitted, but we do our best. So far we've analyzed 100% of videos submitted.]
Get support when you need it. Connect with skiers from around the world.
XC Ski Nation is an excellent resource for novice to advanced skiers alike who are looking to improve their skiing technique. The course lessons help skiers achieve smooth and efficient technique and cover a breadth and depth of practical skills and drills. The technique analysis section gives all skiers access to individualized high-level coaching support no matter their current location or training level. I highly recommend XC Ski Nation to athletes looking to take the next step in their skiing progression.
Kim - Director
The insights Kim gained as an adult learner help her find novel ways to teach high performance skiing.
Kim has many years experience coaching youth and adult athletes. She's the proud creator of several popular drills, such as the "Stride Triangle", "Invisible Wall", and the "One Skate Dance". She's renowned for her ability to explain technique in clear, simple, easy to understand language.
Kim has 8 years coaching experience and is CANSI and NCCP certified.
Chris - High Performance Coach
Chris is a world class coach and Olympian. He represented Canada on the Canadian Ski Team for 10 years, competing at 4 World Championships, numerous World Cups and the 2006 Winter Olympics.
In addition to providing technical leadership for XC Ski Nation, he's currently High Performance Program Director, Alberta World Cup Academy, one of Canada's national athlete training centres.
Chris is beloved in Canada for his generous, charismatic personality and his many talents as a coach and athlete.
Chris has 10 years coaching experience and is NCCP certified.
Kai - Head Coach
Kai grew up ski racing, pursuing the dream as a competitive athlete while coaching skiers at all levels - from young skiers who just want to have fun, to ambitious master's athletes with serious skiing goals.
Kai has a gift for translating the complexities of the sport into simple steps that help adult skiers experience dramatic improvements in their technique. He's an admitted nordic ski geek and loves studying all aspects of cross-country skiing.
Kai has 7 years coaching experience and is NCCP certified.