Learn Diagonal Stride

Step by step video lessons for learning the classic cross-country ski technique called diagonal stride.
  • Level: Beginner
  • Lessons: 5
  • Duration: 25 min 

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Credit for this progression: Lyle Wilson of Nipika Resort. View the original video series HERE >>> (member only)

Reference Video (silent demo)

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Video Lessons:

Know before you go

Step 1 of 5

This video highlights what you need to know about the basic mechanics of Diagonal Stride technique and how a classic ski works. For a more comprehensive overview of Diagonal Stride technique, please refer to these videos (member-only):

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1-2-3 Stepping Drill

Step 2 of 5

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Stride & Swing

Step 3 of 5

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Drop & Pop

Step 4 of 5

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Foolproof Poling Progression

Step 5 of 5

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What to do next

Congratulations!

You learned Diagonal Stride!

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