Techniques cross-country skiing
The motion by cross-country skiing is basically possible in two styles: the classic technique and the skating technique. The classic technique is run along parallel grooves, the skating technique on smooth surfaces. Skis with scales or grip wax (hard wax or Klister) are required for the leg kick in the classic technique. For the skating technique shorter skis are used, which are prepared solely with a gliding wax.
As an introduction to cross-country skiing the classic technique is usually preferred. If experience of skiing, ice skating or in-line skating is present, it is possible to start with the skating technique.