Sunday, April 22, 2007

Last Ski?

Classic Ski 2 hours: ~12 miles


I'm one of those people that likes to keep "to do" lists. I have horrible short term memory so if I don't write things down when I think of them I won't remember to do them for weeks. One of the things that has been on my list for about a week now is to put storage wax on my skis and pack them away in the shed for the summer. Luckily I am also a serious procrastinator so when I woke up this morning feeling like I needed a day off from biking and running I was glad to still have skis ready for one last jaunt. The skiing wasn't great. It was almost 60 degrees! I'm not quite sure how to wax skis for 60. I'm not sure anyone knows how to wax skis for 60. It was very slow, and I had almost no grip, but it felt great to be out on the skis on such a warm day. I skied the upper ski trails at Eaglecrest for the first time all year. You have to ski up the side of one of the alpine runs to get to these trails. I don't know why I never went up there before. I just never really got around to it. I should have though. The scenery up there is amazing and the skiing is great. Skiing down was fun too. I only fell once on the way down. I've only been skiing for two seasons so skiing a downhill run on xc skis with only one fall was a pretty good accomplishment for me. Today was probably the last ski of the year, but I've thought that each of the last 3 times I've gone skiing. We'll see.