Birkie Training 2020
XC Ski Training with Nikolai Anikin
This fun group provides a great opportunity to work on your skiing skills.
In the fall we will use Dryland ski specific drills and exercises to mimic skiing on snow. Once the snow flies we will work on more specific aspects of XC skiing including skate and classic techniques that are used on up hills and flats as well as some downhill work to inspire confidence.
Workouts begin with a 30min warmup followed by 45-60 min of ski specific instruction and ending with a 15-30min cool down to practice what we've learned. We will alternate skate and classic sessions in the fall and throughout the winter. We will use video analysis to help with technique work. We will also do a couple of optional short time trials (2-3k) to evaluate progress.
There are lights at Chester Bowl and Spirit MT but please bring a headlamp for extra confidence.
If you are interested in improving your ski technique and fitness in this fun group, come join us for a free lesson and if you like, stay for the season.
The Thursday Night Group meets from 6-8pm at Chester Bowl for Dryland in the fall and Spirit MT Grand Ave Chalet for on snow lessons. Oct 17-Mar 12.
Cost for the 6 month program is $300.
Or join us for a lesson for $30.
Please contact Nikolai with questions at email@example.com or c218 491 1560.
Schedule Subject to Change Based on Conditions
October 17 Week 1 Dryland No-Poles, No-Push, Elastic
2 Dryland W/Poles Intro to Classic Push, Elastic
3 Dryland Skate, Double-Pole Bounding
4 Dryland Classic Video
5 Dryland Skate Video
6 Dryland Classic Stride
7 On-Snow Uphill Skate V1
8 On-Snow Classic Diagonal Stride
9 On-Snow Skate Open-Field or Alternative
10 On-Snow Classic Double-Pole and Double-Pole kick
11 On-Snow Skate downhills
12 On-Snow Skate V2
13 On-Snow Double pole and double pole kick video
14 On-Snow Skate V2 and open field video
15 On-Snow Classic Downhills
16 On-Snow Short Race W/Video
17 On-Snow Birkie Strategy, Easy Ski
18 Skate Downhill Corners W/Video
19 Group Ski Classic
20 Group Ski Skate
21 Group Ski Skate and Season Ending Dinner
If the weather does not allow a lesson, we'll do a wax clinic at Continental.
No Lesson on Thanksgiving.
Hope to see you on the trails.