FAQs

Price-related questions are answered on the pricing page.

For everyone

Nordic Ski Lab members are a mix of coaches, master’s level athletes, beginner skiers, youth athletes and their parents. You don’t have to be a coach or a particular level of skier to benefit from the video courses.

Nordic Ski Lab members:

  • Share an interest in competition-style skate and classic skiing, meaning the graceful and highly efficient techniques used by competitive skiers.
  • Enjoy video-based learning.
  • Are thinking skiers, who enjoy nuanced discussions about ski technique.

Nordic Ski Lab is a completely different experience. There’s no standing around in the cold while a coach talks. You can watch videos as many times as you like. Slow motion videos are especially powerful and cannot be matched by in-person lessons. Many of our members experience rapid improvement. Please read the reviews to learn more.

No. Please respect our copyrights.

Memberships may be shared within a household. You can have a maximum of 3 different devices logged in at one time.

Sharing outside a household is not allowed and will result in cancellation of service.

We are real life skiers and coaches, operating a small business. We rely on the honesty of our members to ensure the long-term sustainability of the website.

Please do not share your login information.

We enjoy making new videos and updating and improving the site, but we don’t follow a schedule for releasing new content and we reserve right to stop adding new content at any time.

Please explore the links in the left sidebar menu to get a sense of the variety of videos available.

Most videos have closed captions, English only at this time.

People typically opt for a one month membership for one of the following reasons:

  • They are already experts, in which case they won’t have much to learn from us.
  • They are going on a short ski holiday and otherwise don’t ski.
  • They are suspicious of online subscriptions. These folks usually end up buying an annual membership after their one month membership expires.

Nordic Ski Lab contains a large collection of videos. It will be difficult to get through everything in one month. We set the annual price as low as possible so people can take their time watching the videos and processing the information.

Please send an email within 14 days of purchase and request a refund.

For coaches

We don’t pretend to have all the answers. We look to competitive skiers to better understand how to make our techniques more efficient. Ski techniques evolve, as does our thinking. 

There are many different ways to enjoy the sport of cross-country skiing. “Competition-style” is our favourite.

Hard to say. Our coach members enjoy the chance to see how other coaches interpret technique and explain different drills and ideas. They integrate our ideas into their own and come up with something that works for them.

No. The person in the video has to sign off permission for us to use the video. This is all done electronically and assumes the account holder is the person in the video (or at least a member of the same household).

No, please don’t do that. We are coaches just like you and Nordic Ski Lab is expensive to operate.

Encourage your team to buy a membership. It’s incredibly affordable and we even offer group rates (10 or more memberships).

You are welcome to show our videos to your athletes provided you are present at the time. Please respect the privacy of Nordic Ski Lab members and do not show the member technique analysis videos to non-members. When showing our videos, please give us credit and encourage others to buy their own membership.

Please don’t share your login with your athletes or their parents. Thanks!

Often parents with little skiing experience are recruited by ski clubs to coach the youngest skiers. If you fall into that category and are looking for simple information and quick drills, Nordic Ski Lab may be too much for you.

Nordic Ski Lab is best for people who have a passion for the sport and a keen interest in ski technique.

Our collection of on-snow games to play with children is completely open-access, for the benefit of young skiers and their coaches everywhere. The videos are available in English or French.

Still have questions? Contact us.