Monday, February 4, 2013

Skiing in Glacier


We had a lovely weekend skiing in Glacier
in Norwegian you can say it was
which is hard to translate a story book
Beautiful to explore the park in the stillness of winter.
The herd can enjoy a little peace from all the high speed
hustle & bustle of every day life.
Soft swooshing of the skis gliding across the snow
magical seeing the trees bowing over with snow
 the barrenness that a forest fire leaves behind
Our kids have been really sporty about x-country skiing-
(you don't see many kids out there in the park)
Many old timers stop and smile and give us a wink.
Sort of a "secret society" that these elders know about.
 and we share.
Skiing is good for all ages.
In Norway you say you are "born with skis on."
I can't thank my mother enough for taking me weekly night skiing
around Holmenkollen and Frognerseteren as a child each winter
and my grandfather patiently skiing with me on the frozen lakes in Sweden
showing me good technique.
These are beautiful memories that I relive when I ski today in the park.
Maybe one day our children will pass on this wonderful winter sport
 and the memories they have skiing in Glacier park to their children....


  1. "Like a story book" is the perfect way to describe it. This place looks amazing and your photos are stunning.

  2. It looks just like a magical fairy tale to me Camilla, all cotton candy and white fluff.
    Such a beautiful place to call home.
    I would love to learn to snow ski, I can water ski so that has to be a plus I would think.

  3. Love this post, I hear the echoes of yesterday mingled with what you do with your kids today-so sweet!

  4. What a perfect word for your time skiing. They are lucky and will remember.

  5. How wonderful, such a beautiful place. (My new blog is here: ) Needs a bit of styling but at least the camera is out again!)

  6. what a gorgeous post camilla, your photos are matched by your words, it's all dreamy. such beautiful memories you have and now are making for your children. i would love to xcountry ski there, maybe someday...


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