My favorite! The ‘Diagonal’ of the name refers to the pattern of your arms and legs as you ski. Your right arm and left leg go forward for one stride, then the left arm and right leg. It’s Classic!
If nothing else, try to slide forward a little bit with every step that you take. As you get more practice, you will find yourself gliding further and going faster.
- A good video from REI (the same one posted on the Getting Started page): Classic Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started || REI – YouTube
- Classical skiing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfZnCX92c9I (note that some of the video shows what *not* to do – so don’t do everything that you see!) (3:08)
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