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...

How to Create, Edit, or Delete a Blog Article

One of the really great features of the new website is the ability to post articles, called blogs in the jargon of website features. These articles can be on just about any aspect of our sport, from equipment, personal health and safety, where to go, maps, and more. We have already posted a number of articles on skiing locations,...

New Gear Resources for XC, BC

This article will be limited to new gear sources in the  Albuquerque , Santa Fe and surrounding community as well as some online sources and  a few exceptions of places we may frequent, like Durango and Toas. Muchas Gracias. Tele and AT Gear in central New Mexico In the Albuquerque area x-c touring gear can be obtained from retailers REI and Sportz...

How to Upload Photos to the Gallery

Our Photo Gallery is a versatile, convenient repository for pictures from Ski Club trips and activities. Uploading photo to the gallery is easy as long as you follow some simple instructions. You first need to know a little about how the Gallery is organized. What is the Photo Gallery The Photo Gallery is actually a file system, similar to...