The different techniques of cross-country skiingDid you know that cross-country – also called Nordic skiing - consists of two very different styles? Classic and skating? The style called "classic" is the most traditional (hence its name), and the easiest to learn. It involves working on a kicking and gliding motion while leaning slightly forward. The alternative step, which is similar to walking, is quite easy to understand and to practice when you want to walk on the cross-country ski trails of Morzine and the surrounding area.
As for the second technique, called “Skating”, it requires a little more. You will have to make a "V"-shaped pattern with your feet when you push on each ski, pretty much like when ice-skating. This style is more complex and more difficult to learn, so it requires specific skills and techniques to master it. If you are looking for a new challenge and a new sport to learn, why not cross-country skiing, then?