FAQ – English

What is NTNUI Langrenn/ NTNUI Cross-country skiing?

NTNUI Langrenn is a subgroup of NTNUI, and consist of around 200 members. Our main sport is cross country skiing, but in the parts of the year without snow, our trainings consist of rollerskiing, running, running with poles and strength training. We really love cross-country skiing!

Can I join NTNUI Cross Country?

Yes, we would love to!!! We recommend you try out a training or two before signing up.

Is it possible to join the NTNU cross-country without any cross country skiing experience?

We recommend an intermediate level of skiing skills and balance to have fun with us. The members of NTNUI Langrenn are experienced cross country skiers participating in cross country competitions. If you have no cross country experience we would suggest you try more basic courses and training.

Can I borrow ski equipment from NTNUI Langrenn?

Unfortunately, we do not have any rental equipment. We recommend to contact NTNUI Bumerang who lends out equpiment for free: http://www.ntnuibumerang.no/

How do I sign up?

To become a member of NTNUI (in general) visit: https://ntnui.no/faq-2/  When you are a member of NTNUI, training with us is completly free! You are also welcome to come to a couple of trainings before you decide on wether you want to become a member or not. The only thing required to join an exercise with us is to sign up here at the homepage 

Are there any parties / social events?

Yes! Throughout the year, we have a number of parties and gatherings, with Stakefesten (the double poling party) when the skiing-season is over as the highlight. We also travel to Meråker, Bruksvallarna (In Sweden), Lillehammer (Birken), Mora (Vasaloppet) and Southern Europe to compete, train and have fun together. You are welcome to join this! We look forward to welcoming you!

Where can I find the training plan?

You can find our training plan on the front page on our website: https://org.ntnu.no/langrenn/ We will try to become better at writing in English 😉

What does a normal training week look like?

As mentioned, training varies based on the current season, conditions and weather:


Interval-Tuesday: Running intervals, sometimes with poles. Examples of types of interval: 2 x 4min + 4 x 3min. Often meet-up at 18:00/18:30

Strenght-Wedensday: Strength training at 08:00. Strength training takes place at Sit Gløshaugen. Valid Sit-membership is required.

Rollerski-Thursday: Either slow rollerski (15-20 km) or rollerski intervals e.g. 6 x 6 min.

Vassfjell-Saturday: Every Saturday we go to Vassfjellet in Melhus municipality. This is a drive of about 30 min. From here we run 5×8 min with / without poles as far up the hill as we get! A really fun session! We drive there together, and pay NOK 40 to the driver!

Long-Sunday: Long run in Bymarka or rollerski. All levels. Some of us goes for 5 hours, and most of us for 2-3 hours.


Tuesday: Race / Cross-country competition (Hyttekarusell) in Bymarka (e.g 5/10km classic or skate)

Wedensday: Strength at Sit-Gløshaugen (same as autumn/spring)

Thursday: Skiing easy session or sometimes intervalls

Saturday: Skiing intervalls at Granåsen (typically 6×6 mins)

Sunday: Long ski session (2-5 hours)

Almost every training begins with a meet up in front of the main building at Gløshaugen.