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post #1 of 26
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Well I will officially be leaving Colorado in a few short months. May 23 to be exact. It has been an enjoyable experience and I will sorely miss it mad.gif.

 

Instead I will be moving to Albuquerque (probably as per the air force it's subject to change) so all is not lost I will still be within driving distance of skiing! Not sure how many bears live in the area or ski at taos but I will be looking for some ski partners next year, so let me know.    

post #2 of 26

Congratulations, graduating from any of the academies is quite an accomplishment!

post #3 of 26

Doesn't Albuquerque have a ski lift from town up the backside of the resort? You might be in lift distance of skiing icon14.gif

 

Congrats!

post #4 of 26
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Doesn't Albuquerque have a ski lift from town up the backside of the resort? You might be in lift distance of skiing icon14.gif

 

Congrats!


Yup! My aunt used to live near the tram that takes you from town to Sandia Peak. Bam!

http://sandiapeak.com/index.php?page=sandia-peak-tramway

Sure, it's no Jackson Hole, but it's a super convenient way to get some turns in whenever you want. A very cool feature, actually. Neat view of town. I remember going to some fancy restaurant up top when I was a kid. It's also a big plus that you're closer to Taos now!

 

And a hearty congratulations on graduating from the Academy!

 

post #5 of 26

Taos has some serious terrain.  Not a bad location.

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Yup! My aunt used to live near the tram that takes you from town to Sandia Peak. Bam!

http://sandiapeak.com/index.php?page=sandia-peak-tramway

Sure, it's no Jackson Hole, but it's a super convenient way to get some turns in whenever you want. A very cool feature, actually. Neat view of town. I remember going to some fancy restaurant up top when I was a kid. It's also a big plus that you're closer to Taos now!

 

And a hearty congratulations on graduating from the Academy!

 

I really get a kick out of the name of the restaurant at the top of the Tram -- "High Finance".  They may be overpriced, but they are honest about it!
 

 

post #7 of 26
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That's awesome! I didn't realize there was a resort that close even if it is small. Anyone know if they do any kind of beer league there?

post #8 of 26

heh, I knew about the tram, but had no idea a ski area was on the other side!

 

Taos ain't bad. Really, the only downside with NM ski areas vs. Colorado is less snow, but even then, they can get absolutely destroyed when a snow tracks south, and starts picking up moisture from the gulf to fling back against the Southern mountains.

post #9 of 26

Beer league? What about the Air Force recruiting slogan from not too long ago? Aim High. U.S. Ski Team ought to be more your speed.wink.gif

 

On the real side, simply gaining an appointment to The Academy is quite an achievement. Slightly premature congratulations on your upcoming graduation.

post #10 of 26
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Beer league? What about the Air Force recruiting slogan from not too long ago? Aim High. U.S. Ski Team ought to be more your speed.wink.gif

 

On the real side, simply gaining an appointment to The Academy is quite an achievement. Slightly premature congratulations on your upcoming graduation.



Haha now wouldn't that be something make the U.S ski team having grown up in Ga...

post #11 of 26

Nice work! My dad was an AF guy, made it in and out of CO several times and finally "landed" here for good, so there is hope! :-)

post #12 of 26

Grew up in ABQ....Taos is your best bet, and Wolf Creek isn't too far if you're craving a guaranteed powder experience.  If I'm not mistaken, Taos has more snow than most CO areas this year (with exception of said WC), and the terrain is great.

 

Anyway, don't get too excited about Sandia Peak.  It's sadly a pretty poor option unfortunately, unless things have changed in recent years that I'm not aware of (quite possible).  Albuquerque has a cool vibe and won't disappoint if you like New Mexican food!

 

Green Chile anyone??

post #13 of 26

World class skiing at Taos Lonewolf210.  Few places will challenge and improve your skiing, if you are so inclined, like Taos. 

post #14 of 26
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Anyway, don't get too excited about Sandia Peak.  It's sadly a pretty poor option unfortunately, unless things have changed in recent years that I'm not aware of (quite possible).  Albuquerque has a cool vibe and won't disappoint if you like New Mexican food!

 

It hasn't changed much. The lifts are still ridiculously slow and the snow is very hit-or-miss. On the other hand, it is only 30-45 minutes away, as opposed to ~3 hours to Taos. So, it can be a good option if you only have an afternoon to ski and there has been a storm in the past week.

 

The key with Sandia is to stick with the trees (not the "official" glade area, but several of the areas that sit between runs). The ski area mostly has beginners & lower intermediates, so the trees get almost no use --- I have often found 6+" of untouched powder more than a week after a storm. 

post #15 of 26

If you go to WC, try their green chile stew.

In general New Mexico cuisine, I recently discovered Posole -- a spicy tomato soup with meat and corn-flour dumplings (approximately).  My new favorite.

post #16 of 26

Get in touch.  I live in Santa Fe and work at the ski area there.  

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If you go to WC, try their green chile stew.

In general New Mexico cuisine, I recently discovered Posole -- a spicy tomato soup with meat and corn-flour dumplings (approximately).  My new favorite.


dried corn = hominy

post #18 of 26
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Well I'm officially in Albuquerque. Any got suggestions on where to look for a place to live. I know the whole speech about staying in the North east area but any specifics? Or better anyone want a roommate biggrin.gif

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Well I'm officially in Albuquerque. Any got suggestions on where to look for a place to live. I know the whole speech about staying in the North east area but any specifics?
I just glanced in craigslist and the rents there seem a lot lower than they are in Santa Fe, so you got that going for you. This is close to the airbase and isn't a bad part of town:
http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/apa/3151939715.html

But I got nothing really.
post #20 of 26
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Thnx Bob. Unfortunately I work on the west side of base so that's kinda far away. Although I get the idea that nothing close is in the 'good' part of town. 

post #21 of 26
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... I get the idea that nothing close is in the 'good' part of town. 

 

As a rough rule of thumb, that is correct.  Maybe somewhere in the south valley...

post #22 of 26

700

 

I think Tuco has a room for rent!

post #23 of 26

Hey congrats on the graduation and the new location.  Thanks for your service.

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700

 

I think Tuco has a room for rent!

 

Haha.  Make sure to bring plenty of Mercury Fulminate along.

post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post

Thnx Bob. Unfortunately I work on the west side of base so that's kinda far away. Although I get the idea that nothing close is in the 'good' part of town. 

 

That's pretty much right, especially since the west side (of the base) starts to compete with student housing at UNM. Maybe try for something in the Morningside area? It should be close enough, and there is enough mixed-use housing that you might be able to find something suitable.

post #26 of 26
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Thnx for the advice I ended up getting a place in thenorth east area. A little far from base but close to a lot of things I wanted to do so it worked out.

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