As an avid cross country skier I have to admit that my initial impression about this winter in southern Ontario was disappointment. However, the negative of almost no snow has really been a positive as it has allowed me to introduce many newcomers to Nordic Walking. It hasn't been necessary to cancel or reschedule 1 class this winter...we havebeen getting fitter and improving our skills right through what is usually a season full of heavy snow, ice and extreme cold interruptions. As an INWA Certified Nordic Walking Instructor I'll look back on this very dry winter as a great beginning to the 2010 season! Leki poles have been a big hit with my classes. People want good gear!