I know there are some of you who are just learning how to ski yet and sometimes it can be a little frustrating untying the knot of what to do with your arms, legs, skis and poles. Trust me when I tell you that when a skier pulls it all together and does it perfectly, the result is a thing of beauty.
Actually...don't trust me. Just watch the above video!
When Northug decides to open a gap...he opens a big one.
Watch this video 10,000 times until you can recreate the above moves EXACTLY at the Birkie! I want to see a hundred little Peter Northug clones resplendent in Cyclova green!