We took advantage of free introductory classes in cross-country skiing offered at Ponderosa State Park near McCall, Idaho. Splendid instruction, and, after years of snowshoeing, nice to be able to slide about. We did ok on the classic cross-country class, fell a few times during the skate-ski class, and got up just as often.
My wife doing the no-pole shuffle --
She got a very brief video of me not falling down.
Skis, boots, and poles provided by HomeTown Sports in McCall, all in great shape. We'll be renting equipment from them in the future
A couple of the local boys, not needing skis --
A light snow amount so far this year. Usually Payette Lake is frozen over, and we're out walking on it in our snowshoes, other folks out there ice-fishing. Not so this year. Hoping for more snow and cold temperatures to come soon.