A is for skiing in the alps and avoiding avalanches,
B is for not losing your baskets when you're backcountry skiing,
C is for carrot, a grip wax used for the classic technique,
D is for dreadful downhills, and diagonal striding uphills,
E is for eating to make enough energy
F is for your skis flexing when you are freestyling, flying off jumps,
G is for gripping and gliding on the groomed trails,
H is for experiencing a header while you're herringboning on your hairies,
I is for ice, which is not nearly as nice as soft fluffy snow,
J is for jumping for joy, when Ottawa finally gets some snow!
K is for klister that helps you kick,
L is for lunge, what you do at the end of a race,
M is for the mighty mountain, which you ski up and down
N is for nordic, the best kind of skiing!
O is for oops uttered when you go off-track,
P is for push-ups and pull-ups that will prove that you can pole faster,
Q is for quenching your thirst after a long slow distance ski,
R is for roaring on your rollerskis when the roads are bare of snow,
S is for our spandexy suits worn when skating in the snow,
T is for tucking on a long touring ski,
U is for uphills, the best part of skiing,
V is for Vauhti, an awesome ski wax company!
W is for waxing, which makes your skis go faster,
X is for XCOttawa, an elite XCski team,
Y is for the Yeti, a noble creature, and XCOttawa's favourite mascot
Z is for the zzzz's at the end of a long day of skiing!
Now you know your nordic skiing ABC's, won't you come and ski with me?
Thank you to Craig Storey for contributing I, L, and M to the alphabet!