Dry Land Gear

Equipment needed for off-snow (AKA dry land) training:

  • Running shoes
  • Water-bottle belt pack and water bottle
  • Classic ski boots
  • Skate ski boots
  • Rollerskis: 1 pair of skate. 1 pair of classic.  See the Buying Rollerskis page for more info.
  • Rollerski poles: 1 pair for classic, 1 pair for skate
  • Rollerski pole tips – Jenex or Niffleheim tips recommended. Exel  brand tips are OK, too. Do NOT get Swix.
  • Helmet (mandatory for rollerski workouts)
  • Reflective vest  (mandatory for rollerski workouts)
  • Blinking safety light  (mandatory for rollerski workouts)
  • Hill-bounding poles – a pair of old poles 10 cm shorter than classic poles
  • Upper body training device: Ercolina is the best option.  Concept 2 SkiErg is also good. Or stretch cords (at PerformBetter.com, order Lifeline Professional Exercise Tubing with Handles)
  • Sports watch (mandatory to own and to wear to each practice and to know how to use)
  • Heart rate monitor (Polar is recommended brand). Some licenses are available for First Beat; contact Coach Alex for more information.