XC Ski Nation Online Nordic Ski School

Video Resources for Nordic Skiers

We use slow motion video analysis to simplify cross country ski techniques so you can ski faster with less effort.

XC Ski Nation is a proud partner and supporter of Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada.

Dasha Gaiazova Atkins 2x Olympian

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 Video 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You'll learn how to optimize technique in a range of conditions and avoid wasting time on outdated ideas.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, World Cup Skier, 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 XC Ski Nation video library is unmatched. We have drills and lessons for skiers of all levels, taught by a variety of top Canadian athletes and coaches.

XC Ski Nation members enjoy access to all content.

Member-only video analysis

Technique Analysis for Members*

XC Ski Nation members have the option to submit videos of themselves skiing for technique feedback. 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.]

Connect with skiers and coaches from around the world inside the XC Ski Nation Community Forum.

Mike Vieira Manager, Coaching Development, Cross Country Canada

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.

What's Included?

XC Ski Nation has an extensive course library with hundreds of videos, including:

  • All Skate and Classic Ski Techniques Explained
  • Biomechanics for Performance and Injury Prevention
  • Current Technique Trends
  • Expert Demos of All Techniques (World Cup Athletes and Olympians)
  • Technique Analysis for Members (not guaranteed)
  • Dryland Training Ideas
  • Roller Skiing Drills and Advice
  • On Snow Drills and Lessons for Skiers of All Levels
  • Athlete and Coach Insights
  • Member-Only Forum
  • And more!