Two first days of CC skiing this season. Yay, good times!
I usually default to something salty for CC skiing, but the air is really cold (-13C) and dry, and I have to keep a reduced pace because it’s only a thin layer of very light powder, so it’s very easy to hit some gravel if I’m not careful. So with little chance of humidity from the elements or my own sweat, I opted for the slightly less stainless CS P3. With the thick mitts I had to hold really far back on the handle to even reveal a tiny bit of handle.