But the best part of the week was Saturday. Juje,Nate and I got free rentals from the ORC for going to Banff. We used those rentals for some cross country skis, but I totally would have paid for them. It was awesome. The night before it snowed probably 2 feet and it was powder-licious. I pictured it being really hard and not that fun, but it turned out to be really fun and not that hard...Well, not that hard, as in strenuous. It was however, surprisingly hard to stay upright. I fell over more times than I can count. Nate was leading us and it seemed like every time he looked back me or Juje were tangled in skis and poles. I got good and tangled one time and I had to lay there and wait for Nate to come help me while people passed and looked down on me. It was a pitiful sight I'm sure.
We picked a perfect trail up green canyon. It was a clear day and after removing a million layers it was a great temperature. I loved every second, even when we got stuck in a powder trap and couldn't escape, and when our knees got wrenched, and when we almost got chased by a moose. I am ready to invest in some cross-country ski's of my own.