Skiing Part 3: Nordic Skiing

Skiing Part 3: Nordic Skiing

In those days Nordic ski gear consisted of bindings with three metal pins that slid into matching holes in the soles of our leather ski boots. Our skis were all wood, with bases we had previously painted at wax parties with sticky pine tar. Ahhh, the sweet, acrid smell of smoking-hot pine tar.

Skiing in Juneau Part 1: Second Cabin

Skiing in Juneau Part 1: Second Cabin

 1957 -1963 This past summer marked my 50th high school reunion from the Juneau Douglas High School. One of the subjects that came up was skiing in ‘the old days’ in Juneau. Here is my attempt to capture some of those memories. Mostly cold and wet. That’s the first...