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Ski Santa Fe 3-3-12

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12" of fresh snow made for a really nice day. One thing great about a small resort with slow lifts on a powder day is that the snow stays soft and you can find fresh lines all day long. Sorry we didn't stop for too many photos, but here is one taken on Cornice in the afternoon!

 

 

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Nice! I wanted to try that place while I was in Albuquerque the week before with family, but we only made it to Sandia Peak (close to my parents' new house) and Taos. Taos was great, but not really suitable for my wife or youngest son. I think Sante Fe may have the right mix of terrain for next winter's visit to the parents.

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Damn! I was in Bernallio 'enjoying' the wind and watching early season rusty soccer looking up at the snowcapped Santa Fe mtns wishing I had simply dropped off the kids and gone skiing as long as I was driving 420 miles. Glad you got to enjoy the snow. How was the wind?

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Well Terry, looks like a missed opportunity for you.  Here's a video (not mine or of me) to rub it in:

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Nice! Poaching OB? Skiing at Santa Fe is truly unique where you are in an alpine setting looking at long vistas of the desert. Great place when there's snow. Lots of nice sunsets year round.

 

The past storm systems have been good to the Southern San Juans and Sangres. We received 30" plus this week with an epic day on Tuesday. Windy and more fresh on Friday. Excellent snow quality.

 

The 18th or the 1st are the next options of possibly getting a soccer/ski mission to either SF or more likely Taos (free with Purg passes). Maybe a meet with whomever around then?

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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post

Nice! Poaching OB?...The 18th or the 1st are the next options of possibly getting a soccer/ski mission to either SF or more likely Taos (free with Purg passes). Maybe a meet with whomever around then?

The Big T is a well-established side country area.

Hit me up next time you're near. BTW, the 18th is spring break for our brethren from east of the Pecos. Expect chaos.
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Hey, I think we saw those guys!

 

Alpinord, the wind was fairly strong and cold, that's why we stuck to the trees mostly. But you could see from the parking lot that someone got first tracks down Parachute so lots of folks were headed there. (it's a long, open, sometimes groomed black that's easily visible from the base) When we went by there you could see a virtual fountain of snow being blown up-slope off of the run and I said to myself, "Self, that looks nasty, wonder where all that snow is being blown to?" And Self said back, "Why onto Cornice, that's where!" Always pay attention to Self!

 

The trees off the millenium were OK. Pipeline was wonderful if you didn't mind the blown off ice bumps and grass on the ingress. Most people were put off by that, so it was unskied most of the day.

 

As long as you stayed off the wide open slopes and kept a gaitor on for the lift ride, life was...Sweet!

 

 

 

 

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NM Powder Alert:

 

Taos: 15" overnight at 5am and still snowing at 2:30 the next pm.

 

Poor Santa Fe, lots of snow the day after the wheels stopped turning.

 

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