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Mid-Summer Doublepole Technique Check
Mid-Summer Doublepole Technique Check

Mid-Summer Doublepole Technique Check

6/24/2016 - By Judy Geer

No snow around this time of year—just pavement and the various poling machines. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be working on your technique. And with the growing prevalence and importance of double-poling, this seems like a good area to focus on.

Train hard, gain a second. Train easy, gain 15 seconds
Train hard, gain a second. Train easy, gain 15 seconds

Train hard, gain a second. Train easy, gain 15 seconds

6/24/2016 - By Mike Muha

Hammer all you want. You'll get faster and stronger. But if you spend some time practicing your downhill technique, you may get faster sooner.

Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain
Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain

Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain

1/22/2016 - By Amy Powell

PSIA is offering two classes at Crystal Mountain Resort starting January 30, 2016: XC Fundamentals Workshop/Instructor Training Workshop, and Cross Country Level 1,2,3.

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Nordic Ski Series resumes at Nub's Nob Jan. 6
Nordic Ski Series resumes at Nub's Nob Jan. 6

Nordic Ski Series resumes at Nub's Nob Jan. 6

1/3/2016 - By Ben Doornbos

Co-hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nub's Nob, the series begins Wed, Jan 6 at 6 p.m. with a focus on classic skiing. The focus will alternate each week between classic and skate skiing and continue every Wed night through March 9, 2016.

Race day breakfast burritos?
Race day breakfast burritos?

Race day breakfast burritos?

12/22/2015 - By Mike Muha

Allen Tran, MS, RD, USSA High Performance Chef, walks through a simple way to make a batch of breakfast burritos that you can store and reheat when ready to eat.

Learn to ski at “We-Ski”
Learn to ski at “We-Ski”

Learn to ski at “We-Ski”

12/16/2015 - By Nancy Briggs

The North American Vasa and the Vasa Ski Club will be offering their annual cross country ski program in January at Timber Ridge Resort. This program is designed to introduce families and individuals to the basic skills needed to enjoy the sport.

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Basic herringbone
Basic herringbone

Basic herringbone

12/15/2015 - By Mike Muha

The herringbone is used when the terrain is too steep to diagonal stride. There are five basic elements to the herringbone.

Key points to strong cornering
Key points to strong cornering

Key points to strong cornering

12/8/2015 - By Mike Muha

Four tips for getting around a corner fast! And a couple drills you can do to learn how to ski corners better...

Free classic and skate xc ski lesson in Midland area
Free classic and skate xc ski lesson in Midland area

Free classic and skate xc ski lesson in Midland area

12/7/2015 - By Mike Muha

John Johnson is offering free Classic and Freestyle cross-country ski lessons in the Midland area starting December 13, 2015. Classes fill be offered in December, January and February.

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Classic skiing 101: Fundamental body position
Classic skiing 101: Fundamental body position

Classic skiing 101: Fundamental body position

12/1/2015 - By Mike Muha

On snow yet? U.S. Ski Team coach Bryan Fish reviews the fundamental body positions and movements for classic skiing technique.

Broad jumping on skis to improve double pole
Broad jumping on skis to improve double pole

Broad jumping on skis to improve double pole

11/24/2015 - By Bryan Fish

U.S. Ski Team coach Bryan Fish shows a double pole drill that uses the broad jump to teach the rhythm and timing of the double pole. Do this drill on rollerskis on soft grass to get the feel without worrying about falling.

Supple ankles for double poling
Supple ankles for double poling

Supple ankles for double poling

11/19/2015 - By Jason Cork, USSA

Have back pain from doublepoling? Jason Cork explains he importance of keeping ankles supple for efficient movement and to avoid chronic back pain.

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