To take advantage of the beautiful warm weather this weekend (just below 0C), I joined a free cross-country skiing clinic for women at the Inuvik Ski Club. The event was called "Chix on Stix".
With a catchy name like that, how could I pass it up?
The boots and poles...
Our skis waiting for us in the snow outside...
(if it looks like I used a special blurring effect on the edges of this photo, you'd be mistaken. What I did was drop my camera in the snow! Oops. I think it dried out OK in the end, but the condensation created this neat blurred effect!)
I was surprised at how skinny the skis are compared to downhill skis.
I was also surprised that there were hills on the trail... I had always thought cross-country skiing was easy because it was all flat. I was wrong! It was hard!
We saw bunny rabbit tracks but no wild animals!
There wasn't a cloud in the sky.