Learn to Skate Ski Online Program

Comprehensive. Step-by-Step.

The Nordic Ski Lab® Learn to Skate Ski Program is a one of a kind, step-by-step program that teaches all 5 skate skiing techniques. 

It’s a self-directed, online video program for skiers who enjoy learning at their own pace and who want to learn how to ski with current styles and techniques.

The Learn to Skate Ski Program is included in the cost of a Nordic Ski Lab membership. Learn more about pricing and sign up >>

Learn to Skate Ski Program Navigator

Program design and rationale. Understand how to make the program work best for you.

🎥 1 video, 9 min

Orientation to skate skiing for new skiers. Theory only. No on-snow lessons.

🎥 4 videos, 40 min

If you want to bypass the introductory information, you can skip the above 2 courses and go straight to the “Basic Skills” course for on-snow skiing lessons.

First on-snow lessons. Learn how to push the skis, how to do a double pole push and how to glide.

🎥 8 videos, 72 min

2 Techniques: Free Skate & Double Pole

After the Basic Skills course, you can chose to stay on the flats and learn how to coordinate the pole push with the skate push for 2 techniques, called One Skate and Two Skate. (V2 Skate and V2-Alternate) OR Start learning how to skate ski up hills.

I recommend you start with the Uphill Skate 1 course to learn Diagonal Skate technique, then learn One Skate (V2), then learn Offset (V1) with the Uphill Skate 2 course. Learn Two Skate (V2 Alternate) last of all. It’s true that Two Skate is the easiest technique, but it’s also the least important and can create the bad habit of poling on one side all the time.



Learn to coordinate poling and skating on the flats.

🎥 6 videos, 55 min

2 Techniques: One Skate and Two Skate (V2 and V2 Alternate)

Learn how to make the skate push work on uphills.

🎥 7 videos, 28.5 min

1 Technique: Diagonal Skate (a.k.a. Coaches’ Skate, Granny Skate etc)

Learn the primary technique for hill climbing.

🎥 7 videos, 43 min

1 Technique: 🇨🇦 Offset (🇺🇸 V1 Skate)


🎉 You have learned all the skate skiing techniques! That’s a huge accomplishment and positions you ahead of the vast majority of skate skiers, who use the same homemade offset technique on all terrain. Nordic Ski Lab has extensive resources beyond this Learn to Skate Ski Program that will help you continue to refine and improve your skate skiing.