Cross Country Ski Reflection
The cross country ski trip was probably one of the most exerting yet enjoyable trips I’ve yet to take part in. I had never tried XC skiing before outdoor ed and I think I picked it up quite fast. I was extremely excited to be going on the trip although I do have to say that skiing 11 km did seem quite intimidating.
Seeing as I had only really tried classic skiing during outdoor ed and I knew that there was going to be no chance of me surviving the day if I didn’t learn how to skate ski, I was quite nervous. There were a bunch of people in my class that learnt how to skate ski so fast and they were skiing so far ahead of me. They kept telling me that I should be able to pick it up easily considering I figure skated and that it was the same feeling, however I just kept having difficulties. Finally, after many failed attempts and my confidence being lowered, Mrs. Trumpower took the time to teach me proper technique. Once I finally got the feel for it, I was speeding ahead of many others and caught up with my friends. Looking back now, I would’ve had a horrible trip had I not properly learnt how to skate ski.
I enjoyed the trip very much, especially all the downhills. I struggled at the start but ended up pulling through. I got the chance to really work on my leg muscles and my technique and if given the chance, I would absolutely go again.