April 16, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Sun Peaks Resort, Cross-Country Skiing
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I have been an avid downhill skier for many years and decided this year to challenge myself and try cross country skiing. What an eye opener that was. I have a new found respect for this sport.
A group of us ventured out with our guides on a starry moonlit cold and crisp evening, thinking what a perfect way to learn to cross country ski - no one would see us in the dark if by chance we fell. The experienced skiers strapped on their head lamps while we novices put flashlights around our necks.
What an amazing experience, the trail was so quiet (with the exception of an occasional groan from one of us) and the stars were brilliant. The best part was we all succeeded. With tips from our guides we were able to complete our course and return to the village with triumphant cheers!
My recommendation is to go ahead and have that wonderful cheesecake for dessert then head out for an evening cross country ski. You will have an evening that will raise your heart rate and make you feel like a champion!