Cross Country Skiing — Turning

Making a turn in cross-country skis can be tricky. For beginners, it’s best to come to a full stop and angle your skis to the side, step by step, taking baby steps until you make a full turn. Try not to step on one ski with the other — you’re most likely to fall down if you get your skis tangled. As you progress in your skills, you’ll learn to use your poles to make a jump turn that will spin your skis in one quick motion.