Skate skiing utilizes a graceful skating motion to propel the skier forward versus the traditional kick and glide of the classic style. Last winter, due to limited snow fall, we were able to maintain a groomed trail on the lake, perfect for skate skiing. I was fortunate to have the camera along on this beautiful day, when the frosty morning was transformed by the bright sun and blue sky about midway through our ski. In my mind, this morning ranks right up there as one of our best. Enjoy this video if you have a minute and a half.
Here are some images from last summer’s craft project. The kids started with individual pine blocks which were pre-drilled. With a specially designed jig to hold everything tight, all the wood pieces were connected using pocket screws. After branding, the kids cut out their favorite resort photos, tucked them into the pre-cut slots which buckled the photos into a tight fitting arch.
Here is a reminder that summer is coming! George Pfoertner likes to shoot from a kayak and this is one gem from an earlier trip. Thanks George.