Disappearing Steps

Goal:  Fewest number of glides or pole strokes between cones.

Players:  Any number with fewer allowing less standing around.

Equipment:  Flat stadium, see diagram, marked by 8 cones, 60 – 100 meters long.  Classic tracks and skate lane.

Setup:  Choose a technique, double pole or V2 no poles for example.  Two skiers start at the first set of cones and gain speed to the second set of cones.  Starting at the second cone, the skier counts their turnover cycles to the last cone.   

Rules:  Skiers repeat to reduce turnovers.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank to all of the athletes from the Fondeurs Laurentides cross country ski club for their time and enthusiasm in participating in the creation of these videos, filmed in the Laurentians north of Montreal, Quebec.

Credits: This course was produced in partnership with Nordiq Canada and was filmed spring 2019 in Québec.

Coach: Stephen Novosad, Coach Development Manager, Nordiq Canada.