Thursday, December 27, 2007

Skiing

OK, for nearly a month I've been up here surrounded by some of Colorado's premier ski resorts...and haven't been skiing. But yesterday at least I had the chance to do some cross country skiing. I love that type of skiing--it's something I've been doing since I was probably 8 years old. So I'm experienced...but very out of practice. And my entire body is reminding me of that fact now...

It was beautiful though. The center had many trails, enough that even though it was fairly busy, I often felt alone on the trails, which of course is part of the attraction of X-country skiing. This is the first time I've skied somewhere that they groom the same trails for both classic (which I was doing) and skate skis. So that was different. It made for very wide trails. There were many incredible views of the surrounding mountains and more enclosed trails where all I could see were the snow-covered pine trees climbing up or down from where I skied.

So that and other things we did yesterday meant no writing at all for me, but I'm very glad I was able to do some skiing at least.

3 comments:

John said...

Glad you were able to get in some skiing! Don't know if I will be able to do any this year . .

Daniel Ausema said...

Yeah, it's difficult when you can't just head out the back door like when we grew up. And of course the baby will limit your opportunities too. I actually saw someone with one of those pull-behind things at the place, but it was from a distance, so I didn't get a good look at it.

John said...

I have seen the pull-behind things too. They look like more trouble than they are worth. My thinking is that until she is old enough to ski, we take turns, or one of us plays in the snow with her . . and hopefully she will pick it up early. Whitegrass, where we like to ski in West Va, has a deal where you can purchase skis for kids and upgrade every year to a new size.