Had an awesome day in the mountains about an hour east of Bergen. We drove to a ski resort called Kvamskogen which has several lifts and alpine slopes and 60 km of prepared Nordic trails snaking off into the hills. When you get to the end of the prepared trails? Well the mountains just keep going and we spent the day exploring on our cross country skis. We found a deserted hill to practice our downhill skills and after 2 hours of going up and down the same hill we felt we'd learned a lot, gained a lot of confidence and had a fantastic afternoon in pretty wet heavy snow conditions. We even managed to make it all the way back down to the resort without falling once. A record. The borrowed car had to go back this evening... but there is a chance of more skiing on Sunday, if we can recover from tomorrow's planned hike up our backyard mountain with some friends. Weather forecast: Ugly.