Someone who loves cross country skiing
I made one of the best discoveries of my life when I rented a pair of cross-country skis at Kananaskis Village in 1997. I got hooked! I was out skiing every chance I got and enjoyed discovering all the fabulous trails in Kananaskis and Banff. I believe we live in the best place in the world if you are a cross country skier.
I became very active in the Calgary Ski Club and enjoyed a terrific winter as their Nordic director during 2003-2004. I organized weekend trips to places such as Nipika and Emerald Lake, created many new bus trip events such as the Moonlight Ski, Ski Mania, Goat Creek(without having to do that annoying car shuttle), and tried to make beginners in the club feel welcome by giving them lots of assistance with waxing, other relevant advice, and making sure no one was ever left behind. As a beginner skier myself not too many years ago, I remember how frustrating some aspects of this sport could be so I wanted to ensure that everyone had a good experience.
When I originally joined the Calgary Ski Club I was expecting to be strictly a recreational skier, enjoying the trails with other like-minded people who wanted to go out for a wonderful day in the mountains. I somehow ended up in their masters training program and started doing the various citizen’s races(loppets) that are so much fun. I developed friendly rivalries with my peers and have made some wonderful friends.
I have started this blog in order to give up-to-date snow and trail information.
I hope you will share your skiing experiences with all the other blog readers. You are welcome to comment on anything that pertains to XC skiing.