UNM Groomed Ski Loop Update 2016

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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...

Beginner (& others) Chama Car Trip

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Beginners, this is your moment! Each year the Instruction Chair organizes a trip where beginning skiers can practice in good snow. This usually means traveling to Chama or Red River. Other members are welcome, but beginning skiers are especially encouraged to join to enjoy the great snow, beautiful area around Cumbres Pass near Chama or Enchanted Forest Trails near...

Ski In The Valles Caldera National Preserve

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Jemez ski opportunities look the best they have in years.  Come join me in a ski outing at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.  We will be making use of one of two free access points right off Highway 4.  These are only available in the winter.  With the expected snow over the next few days, conditions should be very good...

2016 Telemark Clinic

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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...

Ski Santa Fe

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This information just in from Steve Roholt reporting on Santa Fe ski trail conditions. If you love winter, snow and skiing of any kind, you would love this. Feel free to share if you'd like. Norski trail in the last photo would be worth checking out. Kathy Kubarski has reported on the condition of this trail as well as...

Amole Canyon Ski

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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

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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...

Red River Beginner Practice Trip Coming

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The Car Trip Fri, Feb 27, 2015, to Sun, Mar 1, 2015, to Red River will be the annual trip for the Beginner Instruction Program to learn about the best of skiing. We will be staying at the Golden Eagle Lodge in downtown Red River. The weekend is designed for beginning to moderate skiers. One of the ski opportunities...

Brazos best first run

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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...