X-Country Ski Club 

Peggy Walker's Manual

We’re happy to provide you with a manual of basic classic techniques prepared by one of our members. The author, Peggy Walker, is a very experienced skier who once skied with the legendary Jackrabbit Johannsen, the man who did much to popularize Nordic skiing in Canada. He was still skiing at age 110, something to aspire to!

The manual includes a map showing potential routes in Centennial Park that could be used to practice Nordic skiing when conditions allow. Members sometimes arrange to meet there to ski together and to practice their technique.

Cover Page

Basic Techniques

Moving on the Flat - Diagonal Style

Moving Up Hill

Downhill - Straight Running

Moving on the Flat - Increase the Glide

How to Fall & Getting Up

Centennial Park Ski Trail Map