Sunday, February 6, 2011

Skiing Norski Trail - Santa Fe

Norski Trailhead
Distance: 2.5mi full loop
Starting Elev: 10,400ft
Net Climbing:  400ft

Got up to check out the new snowfall at Norski Trails Saturday afternoon and was greeted with falling snow above 9,000ft. That just made my day. Ski Santa Fe had been reporting 23in from this week's storms but it looked as if it may have settled into 8-10 new inches at Norski. All of it sorely needed and gladly skied.

The snowfall picked up as dusk arrived and temperatures dropped. Had the trails to myself and skied off two loops before it got too dark. Wish I'd had my headlamp with me so I could have kept running laps. 34 minutes round on loop 1, 33min for loop 2.

Fence gate and ski track at .5K

Track and snowfall on first loop
Alpine treadmill of goodness

I was treated to a sublime golden sunset, softened through the snow clouds and trail-side aspens.  Quite a sight. Recovered with an icy cold Samuel Adams and some Marvin Gaye.

Tracking west, up and over

Winter picture show
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 - Cross Country Skiing Santa Fe

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