Ski Club Programs for 2016-17

Peter Marks, the NMCCSC Program Chair, is putting together the schedule of programs for the coming season. At this point the following programs have been scheduled. October:  The Oct program will be on conditioning exercises for XC skiing and the presenter is Laura Cobb who is the fitness director at the YMCA here in town. The presentation will consist...

Aladdin’s Lamp Hut Trip 2017???

We are looking into holding another beginner hut trip at Aladdin's Lamp. This trip is primarily for those who can ski but have never tried a hut trip. It will give you an opportunity to experience the Hut Trip environment in all of its glory. And you will have a chance to do some skiing right outside your home away from...

UNM Groomed Ski Loop Update 2016

This past winter the UNM Ski Team started development on a groomed ski loop in the Sandias for ski team training. The loop is intended for the exclusive use of cross country skiers. It is accessible from either the Ellis or 10K Trailhead parking areas. Chris Norton, with the UNM nordic team, has groomed some trails adjacent to the Ellis trailhead...

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...