Feb 17-20, 2017, Pagosa Springs Bus Trip

Debbie Pierson and Randy Johnson released information on the second Bus Trip for 2017. It will be to Pagosa Springs and the Wolf Creek area. Dates of the trip are Feb 17 through Feb 20 (Presidents' Day weekend.) Extensive information on the ski area and cross country skiing around Wolf Creek Ski Area is available here. This area has...

Feb 27 – Mar 4, 2017, Polar Star Hut Trip

The second hut trip for the 2017 ski season will be to the Polar Star Hut. Polar Star Inn is a privately owned backcountry lodge, booked by 10th Mountain. Polar Star Inn is a tall-standing structure with a big deck that looks west over the Colorado Plateau: a sunset watcher's paradise. There are six private bedrooms and running water (summer...

Dec 29 – Jan 1, 2017, Return to Silverton

Car Trip Chair Rob Suminsby announced he will be planning a return car trip to Silverton, CO, and the Grand Imperial Hotel for New Years 2017.  Silverton has been one of our favorite ski towns, with numerous ski routes for all levels of skiers, from Class 1 through the new Class 4. Dates will be Thursday, Dec 29, through...

Summer Picnic 2016

The annual NM Cross Country Ski Club Summer Picnic is coming up on Jun 5, 2016, at the Wildlife West Nature Park. We will again have the Event Barn for our picnic. This is a great opportunity to get together and reminisce about the past ski season and everybody's desire to be a lot cooler. Car pooling is encouraged,...

Jan 28 – Feb 2, 2017, 10th Mountain Hut Trip

The first hut trip of the season will be to the 10th Mountain Hut. Nestled at timberline below the majestic peaks of the Colorado Continental Divide, 10th Mountain Division Hut forms a perfect destination for a single hut trip or ski-through using other nearby huts. Completed during the summer of 1989, the hut was built in honor of the 10th...

Jan 13 – 16, 2017, Leadville Bus Trip

The first bus trip of the 2017 ski season will be to Leadville, CO, where we will stay in the Columbine Inn. The Columbine has the usual amenities available, including complimentary breakfast and high speed internet. You also can enjoy the town's many amenities and nightlife. Leadville is the home of the legendary Molly Brown. The town of Leadville...

Skin and Ski Sandia Sat 2/13/16

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.  A class 2/3 ski with about 1000 feet of elevation gain going from the far north end of the ski parking lot up a blue run  ,then ski the blue run back down.No ava equipment needed just a good attitude. Wear layers as tomorrow skinning up we will probable be in shirt sleeves  and a light shell for...

X-C Ski injuries and ski bindings

We had a thread recently on our NMCCSC Facebook Group Page recently that those of you interested in improving your skiing without compromising your safety should read. It talks about X-C Ski injuries and ski bindings. Here is an excerpted version of the thread. The best research shows while releasable binding has helped protect against ankle and lower leg...

2016 Telemark Clinic

Skiers, Barry Ritchey (a Grand Pooh-bah from the Telly Tribe) has scheduled all-levels telemark clinics. Class size is limited. Call to reserve a spot. Barry Ritchey, 505-238-8123, barryxwind@msn.com When: January 10 Beginner Clinic       9:30-11:30 a.m. Intermediate Clinic 1:00-3:00 p.m. Advanced Skills     11:30-1:00 (ski as a group, less talk, more ski paced) Where: You buy a...