What is Diagonal Striding?
Diagonal striding is among a variety of ski techniques used for getting around on the snow. Diagonal striding is also called classical striding, because it is a technique most skiers are familiar with, and is usually taught to people learning to ski. The diagonal stride is sometimes compared to walking, although diagonal strides require a gliding motion. Diagonal striding is employed by a large number of skiers, especially in cross country skiing where diagonal striding is an energy efficient method of getting around.