If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, that’s what I always say. In spite of earlier setbacks, I decided to give cross-country skiing another chance. A downhill skier at heart, cross-country strikes me as challenging because the boot is only attached at the toe, giving one much less capacity to turn. But it is a good alternative to hiking when you’ve had, oh, 33 cm (13 in) of snow. Join me!
Who ever said there is no colour in winter?