Since I started skate skiing I have tried to persuade Crystal to take it up. This year was the first that I resolved not to say anything so I was delighted when Crystal declared that she would like skate skis for Christmas. Today was her first outing and our first together of the season. We've had so much a snow lately but it was mild if a little soft. The grandparents live 5 minutes from the park and for $5 you can get a visitor pass for he trails. Mission accomplished.