Well, I did it. I picked up my ski rentals from MEC and headed out to the new Sir John A Macdonald trail that runs along the river. And it was awesome.
A little bit scary, as this was my first time on skis in, oh, almost 20 years. But I survived. And only had a few wobbly moments. And after skiing, beverages were had to cheer the occasion, so that was a nice close to the adventure!