XC Skiing 2014

This has been one long and nasty winter. Temperatures below -20°C plus wind chill just hurts!  While most of the time was spent hibernating, this winter provided a lot more opportunities for cross-country skiing. Comparing to the one time last year, the 6 times this year was a jump!  Not only did I gain a…

Changing Gears

A new year, a new season.  It’s time to change gears for Cross Country Skiing!  While most of the world is closed on New Year’s Day, I hit up a new location, Mansfield Outdoor Centre, for the 1st CC-skiing of the year. Weather was superb with the perfect type of “skiing” snow.  The trail pass…

Highlands Nordic

With such a mild winter this year, any snowfall calls for last minute cross-country skiing.  I tried another new location – Highlands Nordic in Duntroon, ON (South of Collingwood).  I’m almost certain this is my last ski trip this winter. There were lots of people today.  Not a surprise considering the awesome Family Day weekend…

Wasaga Nordic

I made a last minute decision late last night to go cross-country skiing today at Wasaga Nordic!  I’ve only started skiing last year & I didn’t particularly enjoyed it.  I recall being frustrated with the slowness – I could walk faster!!  I wanted to give it another chance due to my interest in endurance sports. …

1st Nordic Experience

My bro & I decided to go Cross Country Skiing today for the 1st time.  It was an impulsive plan we devised last night out of nowhere.  I used to go downhill skiing every winter as a child, but I never liked it…..mostly because I hate falling & risk hitting a tree.  So I haven’t gone…