Athletic? Nope!! Even the mtb bike ride that was the reason for the trip wasn't particularly athletic, just goofing around.
Ever seen/tried one of those motorcycle contests where the goal is to ride the course as slowly as possible without falling over? (Not trials riding, pylons in a parking lot.) Somehow it's more like that. More video-gamey than cardio-vasculary.
Yeah, I get it. I should have used "slo-mo curling" instead of skiing as an analogy.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein