X-C Skiing (McCoy Park - skate) 3:00:00  30.0 km (6:00 / km)
Met up with Amy Fuller and skied McCoy Park on top of Beaver Creek at Vail. Weather maybe 20F and clear. Couple trails okay, but most ran side-hill without much imagination. Downhill ski areas don't seem to lay out xc trails very well. The elk didn't help the grooming by stomping up and down the trails, but at least they killed any snow snakes lying in ambush. Skied all day then finished with a run down a couple thousand vertical to the base village.
Pretty beat up after 250+ km at 10,000', but a terrific training week to start the season. Best skiing was at Frisco Nordic (Buzzsaw), closely followed by Piney Creek atop Tennessee Pass (Fritz' Freeway).