Last Sunday, TH and I decided to try out cross-country skiing and skating at a nearby ski resort. It was a gorgeous day so every resident of the Haute-Savoie and their dog was there as well. Downhill skiing isn't as attractive to me as it once was. Why? Because some punk kid on a snowboard is bound to crash into you. Yes, that's all I think about when I'm try to get myself down a run. It's a neuroticism that I don't think I'll be able to get rid of. Cross-country skiing looked appealing because you're mainly on flat terrain. But, I didn't know that the skis were so slippery. Going uphill was no problem. I actually didn't mind climbing the hills. It was going downhill that was the problem. I had no idea what I was doing. And I had no idea how to slow myself down or get control or be able to stay on my skis. Is it possible to snowplow in cross-country skis and not lose so much control that you end up going down the hill on your tush? I think I was doing something wrong. Il faut apprendre ski de fond. Sylvie, let's make a date.