Lost Wonder Hut Trip

We’re going to start to break away from the 10th Mountain huts on occasion, and plan a trip to one of the lesser known huts in Colorado. We have booked a second hut trip, one that we've been threatening to do for years.  The Lost Wonder Hut is located near Salida, Colorado, just  down the hill from the Monarch...

Silverton 2016

Car Trip Chair Rob Suminsby announced the preliminary arrangements for the Silverton New Years Celebration Car Trip to all those who are interested in braving the elements to get there for the event. Last year we pretty much took over the Grand Imperial Hotel for the New Years Festival, and this year promises to be even better. According to Rob,...

Issues, Errors, and Unexpected Results

As with any website this complicated, you are likely to find errors, omissions, and other issues. We have tried to thoroughly test things, but being basically human, we are most likely to fail on getting everything right. So if you encounter any issues or if you have suggestions for changes, additions or corrections, please send them in a message using the Contact Us link so we can look into it....

Francie’s Hut Trip 2016

Our first scheduled hut trip for 2016 will be to Francie’s Cabin, located near Breckenridge, Colorado. This “stretch” hut holds 20, and features indoor toilets and an outdoor wood-fired sauna. We have been to Francie’s before, and have always found a variety of exciting day skiing opportunities. The area immediately around the hut world class Alpine terrain, featuring lots...

Ski Club Summer Picnic June 7

The annual NM Cross Country Ski Club Summer Picnic is coming up on Jun 7, 2015, at the Wildlife West Nature Park.We will again have the Event Barn for our event. The summer picnic is our opportunity to get together and reminisce about the past ski season and everybody's desire to be a lot cooler. We will again have...

Ski Club Email Communication and You

The use of email by the NM Cross Country Ski Club for communication of information for most of our activities is taken for granted. Unfortunately, because of both its usefulness and its pervasiveness, there are also a number of issues that affect email, some of which are serious problems. So the purpose of this article is to 1) explain...

Amole Canyon Ski

Amole Canyon ski trip Sarah and I followed Sam Beard's direction to the trailhead.  Located 14.3 miles south of the intersection of NM 68 and 518 at Ranchos de Taos, a little west of Sipapu Ski Area.  The trailhead is at about 8,200 ft.  We climbed only about 200 ft. to the top of the loop.  The total was...

Enchanted Forest – Red River Car Trip

Susan Russo led a group of about 15 skiers to the Enchanted Forest for the final "test" of the Beginner Instruction Program. While only a few of the skiers were beginners, those that were experienced some of the best skiing and snow conditions of their short skiing careers. Contrary to the weather reports, the Friday ride up to Red River...

Ouch! Ski Boot Blisters

It is a struggle if you have non-generic, sensitive feet; especially on the start of a hut trip or even several days of skiing back to back. I recently had a return venture with the beasts that caused me a missed day of skiing. This is especially true with the new plastic boots that don't conform to your feet...