October 2007


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Brian Waters <[log in to unmask]>
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Nordic Ski Club <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:27:15 -0400
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About that cold thing.

If you're serious about getting out, you'd better be prepared for -20  
degree wind chills (and sometimes thats the baseline temperature).  
That said, it can get pretty toasty in the spring. New England  
weather brings it all.


On Oct 17, 2007, at 12:58 PM, Henry Mai wrote:

> So, in an effort to cross-train and keep an aerobic base for  
> cycling, I'm
> ditching the fat skis for skinny ones this winter.  I've managed to  
> get a
> good deal on a pair of skate skis and boots from last year's demo  
> fleet and
> am looking to find more info about what opportunities are available  
> around here.
> 1. Is there a resort that the club frequents most often?  So far,  
> I've seen
> Bolton, Smuggler's, Jay, Trapp, and have heard that the Burlington  
> Country
> club have suitable trails.
> 2. Is there a weekly trip that's organized, or is it an ad hoc kind  
> of thing
> with members offering rides to whoever wants to come on a given trip?
> 3. Passes: is it worth it to get a season's pass somewhere?  The  
> Triple
> Major isn't that much more expensive than a Nordic pass from Bolton  
> alone
> and will let me go downhilling when the urge arises.  I'm a grad  
> student
> with a pretty set 9-5 schedule during the week, so weekends will  
> probably be
> the only times I can get out.
> 4. Clothing wise: how cold/warm does it get when you're out  
> skiing?  I come
> from Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) and I'm used to a very similar  
> climate, but
> I've only ever done downhill skiing with a pretty well insulated  
> jacket and
> pants so I have no idea how hot it's going to get when you're actually
> skiing.  I'm thinking that I can get away with using a midweight
> long-sleeved bike jacket and windshell with a thermal layer  
> underneath, but
> correct me if I'm wrong.  I'll probably be picking up a pair of  
> suitable XC
> pants/tights.
> So yeah.  Any other advice would be helpful.