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Snow Trax 18 | A Season Winds Down | By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | That’s all she wrote, folks! Actually, the regional ski season will continue into April, and even longer elsewhere, but this is the final column I will write for the 2020–21 season. Thanks for reading along. Comments, ideas, etc. for next season’s stories are appreciated! I can be reached at [email protected] This week we’ll look at what remains open locally, combined with current conditions. Skiing and … Read More
Spring is here and, though we'll probably have a few more snowstorms, it's a great time of year for a road trip. Here in New Mexico, the perfect getaway for fans of history and American food takes you back to the heyday of neon lights and all-night diners, an era when families explored America in shiny new cars rolling along the Mother Road, otherwise known as Route 66.
Viewed from 9,000 feet elevation on the front lawn of The Lodge Resort in Cloudcroft, distant White Sands shimmers as an immense snow-white expanse on the Tularosa Basin’s tawny desert landscape that stretches to the western horizon. Mystery and Majesty This 275-square-mile anomaly of undulating gypsum sand dunes, established as a national monument in 1933, has drawn humans for more than 10,000 years to its otherworldly environs. Today, even in the midst of a pandemic, the recently designated national park … Read More