Before we get into Bill’s email, I am aware there’s been a problem with the “Contact Bob” form, and your emails are not getting through. I’ll get that fixed. Thanks to Tony, Henry, and Bill for the heads-up.
Bill sends an email which is probably a concern of many new skiers reading this blog. If you can offer some helpful advice please leave a comment:
“…came across your blog doing some research on local x-country skiing.
My girlfriend and I just moved to Calgary and are interested in trying x-country skiing for the first time.
Haven’t come across any beginner specific resources. Any tips? Links? Would it be advisable to make our way to Moirane Lake Road tomorrow and track down rentals somewhere?
Any guidance is much appreciated… thanks!”
My word of advice (for this week at least) would be to make sure you rent waxless skis. Waxing is challenging enough for a new skier, but with the warmer temperatures, it could turn into a disappointing experience.