Friday, February 12, 2010
Day 3.033: Snow play (sly comb)
Lapland Lake is about one and half hours drive away and is surprisingly well stocked with snow at the moment - although there was very little in evidence for most of the drive there.
We had a great day. I discovered that it is quite hard to take self-timer pictures when combining skis, poles and gloves.
We also found out that as well as a lot of trails (all open at the moment) including a good mix of very easy, easy-but-fun and fun-yikes-terrifying trails (we didn't even consider the black "most difficult" ones), they have other amenities.
And of course smiling faces around every turn:
I felt the need to push myself (hence the fun-yikes-terrifying trail experiences) and have the bruises to prove it. I did have some very satisfying descents that didn't end in a heap on the ground, but quite a few that did - well, it's better than landing in a stream or hitting a tree.
It was nice to get back here - we've been relaxing in front of a fire and watching the UK sitcom 'Outnumbered' on DVD this evening. Hair-untangling (surreptitious or not) hasn't really been an issue.