CRAFTSBURY COMMONS VT
January 4-7, 2008
Among more serious consequences, global
warming has made it harder for us to predict good skiing weather.
Nevertheless New England Regional Ski for Light managed to time this
trip between a freeze and a thaw, making the weather ideal
for skiing and snowshoeing. Twenty-six participants, including
two new skiers and one new guide, enjoyed lots of snow and temperatures
in the mid to upper 30s most of the time. Movement between skiing
and snowshoeing was flexible for those who wished to partake in both
activities, and there was a lot of terrain which we could cover with
both methods. As a person who had never felt a ski, much
less moved on them, I was initially apprehensive about being surrounded
by veterans, but the group promoted cooperation over competition
and had a very welcoming attitude to anyone who was willing to try.