|Posing in front of Ten Acres Lodge, a classic Vermont country inn.|
American speed skater Bonnie Blair races across the ice as if jet-propelled. Should we rent skates and give it a try? Nah, we tried that last winter and our ankles held up for only a couple loops around the pond. Cross-country skiing is what we came for, and watching the performance of Italian skier Manuela Di Centa— who medaled in all five nordic events—motivates the seven of us to tackle the ski trails at Trapp Family Lodge.
|The Cabin is a popular place to chill during a day of strenuous skiing.|
|Sometimes it's nice to not have to traverse the snow |
under your own power. We're enjoying a horse-powered afternoon
of fun during a sleigh ride at The Trapp Family Lodge.
Readers, do you have any Olympic moments—winter or summer—which inspired you to try a new sport?