Guess what I did over Easter Weekend? Cross country ski. My first time since 2002. And it was unreal. Why haven’t I taken advantage of this before?
I did it in Canmore, which is only 45 min drive from Calgary. Cost only 20 dollars to rent the skies/boots and you’re off! Okay also 20 dollars for the ski pass. But that is still quite the bargain compared to any Ski resort. Not to mention no lift lines. Most importantly of all, it was a lot of freaking FUN (once you get the hang of it).
It was a beautiful day with the sun shining on us. My good friend Justin won a silver medal at the Asian games for cross country ski racing a few years back. He has been bugging me and all us friends to try out this rather pedestrian looking sport for god knows how long.
Anyways, he finally persuaded us enough to do it. Some friends from Vancouver also joined us.
We got 1 hour lesson from him on the basics and boom we were off to the races. I won the relay. The back of my arm muscles were aching the next day.
Coming down the hill paths was extremo fun. Not snowboarding or skiing downhill fast, but still super fast. Some of us crashed and bailed. Landed on my ass few times, but once you tell yourself you won’t fall, you don’t fall.
Will consider again. The rocky mountains of Canmore were a spectacular setting. Need to go on more “holidays” within my locale.
A couple photo’s.
Keep it loose,