Okay- THIS year will be the year that I learn ( or rather re-learn) to ice skate and if God willing ski!!! I used to ski as a child and adolescent- my dad was an avid skier- and he goes helicopter skiing in whistler every year- despite that he is in total denial of his age and physical condition. Every year we are challenged to come up with Christmas present for him and usually resort to either golf related stuff or skiing paraphernalia. He has very specific tastes. He think cross country skiing is for wimps and will only downhill ski- his skis of choice are rossignol skis.
Last year my daughter started smoking and I though it would be something they could do together… Ski snob that he is he wouldn;t think of going to one of the local hills or be caught dead on a bunny hill… You can see why I never really progress past the beginner level of skiing… Kind of hard to do on your own when you are 9!
One of my goals before I turned 40 was to portage through Algonquin Park.. and learn to Ski. I am WELL past 40 and have done neither…. yet! Wish me luck over this winter. ( Note – last we year we had next to no snow- so I have an excuse)