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As I huffed up the gentle slope through the snow, I made a mental note: watch out for the narrow-leaf yucca plant just to the right of the big orange ponderosa; give it a wide berth. Falling on that would be disastrous. It was not, I pondered, the normal thought one had while going skiing, but here I was — once again — skiing on an eight-inch base of snow in a mixed piñon, cedro, and ponderosa forest, at our remote cabin in the Tusas Mountains above Ojo Caliente.
Green Chile If this state didn’t have such a strong Catholic identity, we’d probably all bow down to statues of green chile and regularly attend green chile houses of worship. Wait—many of our restaurants probably fit that description.
Winter in Santa Fe is truly a wonderland. Snow softly blankets the city and the earthy scent of burning piñon from fireplaces across the city fills the air. You might be tempted to stay inside and sip hot chocolate, or something stronger, in front of merry flames in a kiva fireplace, but why would you when there’s so much fun to be had? From the ski slopes to the theater, a cool craft brew festival, a haunting museum exhibit and … Read More