Sunday, January 10, 2010

Skiing at Yellow Barn

Link to more pics, photo credit: Ben

Today a bunch of us went cross country skiing at Yellow Barn. We've gotten a lot of snow in the past two days, and the scenery, ski conditions, and company for this outing could not have been better. Ten of us went: Ben, Gretchen, Sarah S, Matt, Sarah J, Mark, Arend, Greg, Michelle, and me. It was a mix of first-timers and experienced skiers, and everyone did a great job. We were able to stay together for the entire 3 hours (roughly 5-6 miles?).

Yellow Barn is almost completely flat (well, if you're skiing and not biking...) which makes it a great place for skiers of all skill levels. Very close to the intersection of Signal Tower Rd and Tehan Rd, the road becomes unplowed and open to skiers. We quickly found that skiing off road was much easier than on the road because the snowmobiles made the roads very icy.

I'm pleasantly surprised to find that I can stay just as active in the winter as I am in the summer. The key to staying happy during the long Ithaca winters is to embrace winter sports.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks like it was a lot of fun!