Cross-country skiing in skating style on a groomed trail
Fotografie: Sedrun Disentis Tourismus SA
...is still relatively new and has only been known to a broad public since his participation in the Nordic World Ski Championships in 1985.
Skating is a bit faster than the classic style. You are not in a fixed track, but use a smooth, prepared snow surface.
The movement in skating is sideways – you push off with your skis to the side and combine it with the use of poles. The movement of the skating technique is reminiscent of the movements of inline or ice skating. When skating, the most important thing is a good sense of balance and coordination, because most of the time the body weight rests only on one leg.