I was looking here, and there was no section for winter sports, so I thought I would start one. I love winter sports and the snow, and always have. My family took a trip to a cabin every year to go cross country skiing, so I have been doing it my whole life. I have also been doing downhill skiing for as long as I remember, though I have not gone for the past bunch of years. In high school, I joined the Nordic Ski team, and got introduced to skate skiing. Allows you to go much faster than classic skiing. I have always found there is something special about going through trails in the woods and snow, with only the sounds of nature around you. I love going down huge hills, twisting and turning on hard to control Nordic skis. There are many groomed places near my house to go skate skiing, but Unfortunatly at college, there is very little. I did go classic skiing off tracks on hiking trails, but it doesn't work great. I just got backcountry skis, which should work much better off trail, allowing me to explore even more. Now I just need to wait for my boots to arrive, and the snow to come. Picture I took while skiing in the Adirondacks: My skis, my waxable classic not pictured, as I don't use them anymore, too much work to try and get the kick wax right. From the top are my Backcountry, Skate, and classic. The backcountry look much more like downhill skis, wider, shorter, with metal edges, and more robust bindings. Skate are shorter than classic, with slightly different shape and no kick section. Classic are the longest. Anyone else interested in winter sports?