Ladera Trail

Jan 23, 2015 In spite of only 7" in our yard, we decided to check out Los Griegos on Thursday.  We broke trail under mostly cloudy skies with intermittent snow showers, in a couple of inches of new, over a packed track.  Unpacked snow at the sides of the trail was 18+".  First picture shows Frances near the trailhead. At Griegos...

First Sandia Crest Outing

Today, 6 of us had a fun time skiing in great conditions, better than I had expected and I feel certain it will not have deteriorated by tomorrow so get out if you can. We mainly just did Switchback off Ellis and upper service road near crest house parking. Did a fair amount of socializing as we kept running...

Brazos best first run

Before I forget… Happy Winter Solstice! Seven of us skied Brazos Cones/Overlook yesterday, December 20, 2014. Five of us, Kathi, Doug, Steve, Vit and I, attempted to totally track-out Cone1; while Alan Shapiro and Sarah Stout ventured out to the overlook. Pow-pow was so good and plentiful on Cone1 that we didn’t venture over to Cone2. So lucky to...

Looking forward to Pagosa

Finally!  The gully approach to Lobo Overlook has something like a base! Just a rock or two in that section where the trail turns adjacent to the gully.  But the descent below this point actually has enough snow to make turns across the skin track!  Finally! On this bluebird day, the view from the overlook was fantastic!  The Rock Garden still needs...

New Sandia Mountain Trail

Steve Roholt, working with a program called "More Kids in the Winter Woods" developed an idea for a groomed trail in the Sandia Mountains and gained the cooperation and a funding grant from the USFS. The idea expanded to include some additional ski trail improvements.  Then on Friday, November 21, eight very hard working FOSM volunteers removed several dozen...

Silverton here we come!

Silverton, CO, has been our New Years trip for the past several years. The snow is great, the town is celebratory, and the wildlife, well, there isn't anything like it. We have close to 50 skiers who will be going on Dec. 31, 2014, all with the solemn goal of skiing every day of 2015. The first three are...