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This week, snowsports journalist Daniel Gibson takes us skiing at his own private paradise, then provides regional resort condition updates for January 6. | At “Ski Vallecitos” frozen wild grass is considered a skiable surface, as are icy ponderosa pine needles. I was reminded of this on a New Year’s outing to the Tusas Mountains and the small straw bale cabin we have on the banks of the Rio Vallecitos north of Ojo Caliente. We have a tradition of heading … Read More
Back to Taos | A Return to Basics | By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | See current conditions after the Taos Ski Valley story | Last week I was fortunate to get to spend part of three days and two nights at Taos Ski Valley, where as a child my family used to visit for three or four days around New Years Eve. I have many fond memories of skiing on the seemingly impossibly steep slopes during the day and … Read More
| By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | If your ski and snowboard equipment is letting you down, here are some tips to get them in top condition for your snowsport adventures! But as we ease into the season, the proverbial question arises: did you get your skis or snowboard tuned up, and perhaps even more importantly, your bindings checked? Bindings should be tested at least annually, but Jeremy Cole, the owner and top dog at Alpine Sports in Santa Fe, … Read More