What is it:
As it sounds, it is the ‘classic’ stride of Nordic Skiing - the diagonal stride. The technique is the diagonal stride which is a running action, kicking and gliding with each stride and when going uphill the skis are perpendicular to the slope in a ‘herringbone’ technique. Often on prepared/groomed trails that have parallel tracks cut into the snow.
The skis have a grip action underneath the ‘foot or kick zone’ where the ski will stick to the snow. The size of the ski is the height of the individual plus 10-20 cm above. We have skis with either the Profile, Pilot or NNN binding system and carry Fischer, Madshus and Pelotonen.
The pole height is the height of the armpit to the shoulder.
Lightweight like a running shoe with a cross country attachment that clips into the ski binding. We have Salomon Active 8 Pilot, the Salomon Combi Profile and NNN boots.
Where to go:
Perisher Nordic Trails are groomed and well marked. There is a 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and 10km loop. There is a Nordic Shelter available to skiers using the trails.
Smiggins also have trails but they may not be groomed.
There are also many recreational touring trails within the Perisher and Selwyn region depending on your skill level