- By Sarah
Zum ersten mal auf Skiern - the first time on skis
I must confess the following pictures are not totally up-to-date. They were made in the middle of January, during the week with a lot of snow when the tracks for cross-country skiing were prepared. We currently do still have some snow here, but not enough to go skiing. I had always hoped that I could get on my skies again, but I had unfortunately no opportunity to do so right here (right now, I rather start to hope that the snow will soon completely disappear so that I can at least run without any restriction). But I definitely want to report on cross-country skiing. By the way, I have stood on skies for the first time this year. I come from a non-skier-family and despite having been talked into skiing a lot during my time in Switzerland (THE topic in winter during lunchbreaks), I had never tried it out before. But it is definitely really fun to be on skies. Despite many bathtubs (can you guess what this is? ... The imprint in the snow one leaves behind when he falls), and I still have a lot to learn. Thanks a lot at this point for your great introduction lesson, Inge! And in my opinion, you really don't have to go downhill at all... at least I prefer to just ski on cross-country tracks and train my endurance.
By the way, this is a marvellous area to go cross-country skiing. You can start from the housedoor and get on the trail after a few hundret meters. And you can ski around the village or for kilometers through the woods to the next towns. It looked like this on the sunny days. Who will come next winter for the first real snow?