Scraping Snow

The edges of skis scrape across the snow in both snowplowing and skidding techniques. This scraping drill will give you the same sensation and help you feel how your ski edges work against the snow.

You may already be familiar with this sensation from ice skating or downhill skiing. It will be slightly different on nordic skis.

  1. Edge the ski onto it’s inside edge
  2. Apply pressure so the ski scrapes against the snow.
  3. Experiment with different edging angles and applying different amounts of pressure.