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. -Brian 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.