|Sunrise with Totemoff's and Aspen Peak|
After spending the last few months getting the hang of classic-cross skiing, free heeling, turning and the whole bit, I felt I was ready to give this skate interval idea a go. Also, there is no freaking snow around here south of Chama except up at the ski basin. All that being the case, I picked up some skate rentals at Alpine Sports last night (my Rossignols are old clunker nordic skis) and set the alarm for 5am.
|Sunrise on the catwalk - The face of Tesuque Peak in the distance|
|Salomon skate setup|
There was nobody else up there but the guys in their SnowCats. The corduroy snow I was on was great but it was easy to see we could use a few storms. Like a lot of storms. It was actually my first day up at Ski Santa Fe all year, and for what I was doing the snow couldn't have been better, I found the crowds to be minimal, and the tickets were a steal. Makes me want to go back.
|My morning ski partner|
Off to work now, and then on to Albuquerque this afternoon to catch some indoor comp. on the boards (2011 US Indoor Championships). I'm super excited to see Lagat in action. The guy is a stone-cold killa. I'm also psyched to see the crew of ex-Buffs go 'round and Crash Davis in the vault. I also wouldn't turn down a cold adult beverage should the opportunity arise.
- Nordic Skiing in Chama - Edward Sargent Wildlife Area
- Enchanted Forest Ski Trails - Red River, NM
- Trading the Downhill Skis for Nordic
- Cross Country Skiing NORSKI Trail, Santa Fe
See also: Area Nordic Trails Listing
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