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Wolf Creek ski/Pagosa stay Mar. 7-10

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
505 412 0376
Date: 
Thu, 2019-03-07
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

This is a second try at organizing a Wolf Creek weekend outing. While the skiing in New Mexico has been great this season,  Wolf Creek remains the snow monster of the southern Rockies. Their base has reached a phenomenal 136 inches.  I'm interested in organizing a group to rent a house in Pagosa and ski Friday, Saturday, and perhaps part of Sunday. We could drive to Purgatory one of those days if the interest is there. Lift tickets at Wolf Creek are reasonably priced by mainline Colorado standards ($72 for adults, $43 for age 65+).

Caldera Crossing

Leader: 
Scott Baily
Telephone: 
505652-4534
Date: 
Sat, 2019-03-02
Leader Email: 
scottb1234@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Strenuous
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

The tour starts from the west end of the ski area parking lot, follows the nordic tracks past Canada Bonito, and descends into the Valle de los Posos on Pipeline Road.  Then we travel West through the Valle de Los Posos and continue to the Jemez Hot Springs, then finally ski out to La Cueva.

This is a roughly 25-mile-long trip.  It requires an intermediate level of cross-country ski touring experience, and includes a DIFFICULT or MODERATE (depending on snow cover) one-mile-long descent (with 4 or more downed trees) on a narrow jeep road.

Wolf Creek ski/Pagosa stay Feb. 14-18

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
5054120376
Date: 
Thu, 2019-02-14
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

While the skiing in New Mexico has been remarkably good this season,  Wolf Creek remains the snow monster of the southern Rockies, with a 75-plus inch base. I'm interested in taking advantage of the February long weekend to organize a group to rent a house in Pagosa and ski Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We could drive  to Purgatory one of those days if the interest is there. Lift tickets at Wolf Creek are reasonably priced by mainline Colorado standards ($72 for adults, $43 for age 65+).

Tue Night Ski and Snowboard Runs (repeats weekly)

Leader: 
Tanja Pietrass
Telephone: 
5054122007
Date: 
Tue, 2019-02-12
Leader Email: 
tpietrass@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Join me for a weekly Tuesday night run up the ski hill. Meet at 5:30 pm at the end of the Pajarito Ski Hill parking lot . Look for my black Elantra. We'll skin/hike up (usually Pussycat) for one run down (or more if folks are up for it!). Bring a headlamp! It's still going to be dark for several weeks, and in the dark we'll stick to groomed runs. If you don't have skins, you can carry your stuff but you will be moving a lot more slowly (bring a backpack to strap your skis/board to) and working a lot harder. 

Pajarito Mountain to Valle Grande Ski Tour

Leader: 
Norbert Ensslin and Zack Baker
Telephone: 
505-662-1408
Date: 
Sun, 2019-02-10
Leader Email: 
Norbert.ensslin@gmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Advanced
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Leaders:  Norbert Ensslin, norbert.ensslin@gmail.com, Zack Baker, zackbaker@gmail.com
 

White Rock Canyon: Blue Dot - Red Dot Trails Loop

Leader: 
Rachel Cowan
Telephone: 
15055005323
Date: 
Sat, 2019-02-02
Leader Email: 
rachelcowan@hotmail.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Join us on a Los Alamos class hike: a loop hike on Red Dot - Blue Dot Trails. We'll start at the Blue Dot Trailhead at White Rock's Overlook Park, taking the Canyon Rim Trail to Red Dot Trail, down to the Rio Grande, then up stream on the River Trail, and finally climb out of the White Rock Canyon via the Blue Dot Trail. There are some fabulous petroglyphs and incredible views along the way. It's about 7-8 mi roundtrip and up and down 900 ft in elevation. Let's start at 8:30 to hopefully avoid any inclement weather. Please let the trip leader know you are coming.

East Fork Jemez Snowshoe

Leader: 
Jean Dewart
Telephone: 
5054125424
Date: 
Sat, 2019-02-02
Leader Email: 
jdewart@q.com
Difficulty: 
Easy
Technicality: 
Beginner
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

Let's do a beginner snowshoe outing on East Fork trail on Saturday Feb 2.  Participants should meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 9:15 a.m. or at the East Fork Trailhead at 10 a.m.

This is an outing co-sponsored with LAM and PEEC.  Registration is at the PEEC website:  https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=27450

Purgatory ski outing Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Thu, 2019-01-31
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

Many of the Pajarito season passes have at least 3 free days at Purgatory ski area near Durango, so let's go use them! My rough plan is to head up afternoon or evening on Thursday Jan. 31, ski at Purgatory Friday and Saturday, then either head back to Los Alamos on Sunday Feb. 3, or ski a partial day then head back. Purgatory has a reasonable snow base now (about 40 inches). We will find a place to rent either in Durango or closer to the ski area. Let me know at bill at priedhorsky dot net if you are interested, and we can find a rental house or condo and put together the rental fee.

Cumbres Pass X-C Weekend

Leader: 
Heidi Rogers
Telephone: 
505 301 7504
Date: 
Fri, 2019-01-25
Leader Email: 
heidihrogers@me.com
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Allowed

It's never too early to start thinking about ski season!

 

Ski/cross-country/snowshoe Monarch/Salida Jan 17-21

Leader: 
Bill Priedhorsky
Telephone: 
please email
Date: 
Thu, 2019-01-17
Leader Email: 
bill@priedhorsky.net
Difficulty: 
Moderate
Technicality: 
Intermediate
Are dogs allowed?: 
Not allowed

In a repeat of a classic outing, let's head north over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend downhill/ crosscountry/ snowshoe around Monarch Pass. Signs so far are hopeful for the ski season, and snow at Monarch is generally reliable. We will head for Salida to establish a base in a comfortable house or cabin, and spend our days in winter sports in the Monarch Pass area. Any of the 3 top Pajarito season passes offer three free days at Monarch, and otherwise tickets are relatively inexpensive online.

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