Summer/Fall Dryland (until it snows)
- Must be suitable for mountain running and muddy trails
- Required at all rollerski and bike practices.
Skate Roller Skis
- Ski Skett Fire or Fischer RC5 are good starter skis especially for those with utilizing Junior boots.
- Swenor Alu, Fischer RC7, and many other options exist of large wheel aluminum or composite shaft roller skis. Larger wheels offer smoother rolling but can be unstable for new skiers. Composite shafts offer less vibration than Aluminum but are heavier and more expensive.
Skate Ski Poles
- Must have summer roller ski ferrules (tips) to hold up to poling on asphalt.
- For days when we do foot w/Poles workouts like bounding these poles are slightly shorter than classic length poles (around the armpit) to allow for natural ski imitation. Likely, last years classic poles will be perfect!
- Studded shoes or removable ice cleats recommended
- Combi boots work initially and are a great way to save cost.
- Designated skate and Classic boots help skiers develop good ski feel and balance. Eventually this is a good investment to make.
Rock/Training Skis (Skate and Classic)
- A separate pair of skis for both Skate and Classic techniques is ideal though not required.
- These are skis that are used when damage to the ski is likely to occur. Early season skiing, adventure skis, and game days are good times to utilize these skis.
- These skis also can function as warm-up skis before races when coaches are waxing race skis.
Race Skis (Skate and Classic)
- A separate pair of skis for both Skate and Classic techniques.
- Length should be between lower lip and nose.
- Length to top of strap attachment should be 83% of body height standing in classic ski boots, or shorter.