All winter we've been watching for an opportunity to go cross-country skiing. But in Arizona, there's a very small window of opportunity between a big
snowstorm and the return of bright sunshine and warm temperatures. Plus, as the climate changes, there are fewer and fewer big storms. The snow is so unreliable
that a few years the Flagstaff Nordic Center has changed its name and shifted its focus to all-season yurt rentals!
Then in mid-February, forecasters began predicting the "storm of the century", with two to three of snow for Flagstaff, and the weather was expected to stay
cold for several days after the storm.
We found that the new cross-country boots are more comfortable and have more control than our antique three-pin boots, and while the new skis are lighter weight, they have
far less glide and kick that an properly waxed pair of cross-country skis.