Skiing in New Mexico | Snow Trax Episode 1 | Daniel Gibson

Join snowsports journalist and Snow Trax writer Daniel Gibson to learn about skiing in New Mexico and about keeping your gear in top condition for this season.

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Snow Trax | Going Big: George Boyden’s Ski Life
George Boyden atop Tower 2 of the Sandi Peak Tram.

George Boyden is a self-made, one-of-a-kind man. Now 77, he still skis fast and fluidly at Taos Ski Valley, drives a Harley, and takes meticulous care of his trademark handlebar mustache. Modest and unassuming, you’d never know he was once responsible for helping to build and run one of the world’s engineering marvels, the Sandia Peak Tram, and served for many years on committees that oversee operation of tramways, chairlifts, and other cable lift systems globally. Not bad for a man who dropped out of college to pursue a job working at Vail, especially when that job failed to materialize.

Snow Trax 11 | A Potpourri of Ski Bites
Main Street Telluride at sunset

A POTPOURRI OF SKI BITES | By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | There is no theme to this week’s column, rather a potpourri of shorter items. We’ll see what the national media is saying about our skiing and snowboarding, visit a few more skiing videos recently released, catch up on a smoking deal from Angel Fire Resort, and check in on conditions from Ski Apache to Crested Butte. Press Coverage It’s always interesting to see what the national media is … Read More

Snow Trax | An Ode to Beginners
Youngster with hot chocolate.

The future of skiing rests on the wobbly legs of beginning skiers and snowboarders, and you must admit, it’s a tough go. Often out on old or inadequate gear, dressed in an odd assortment of clothing, they have to wait in long lines to get rental gear, then more lines to board pokey chairlifts. Then, like novice swimmers tossed in the deep end of pools, they crash coming off the chairs and have to figure out how to get to the bottom of the slopes alive. It’s amazing any of them come back for a second round, but they often do. Read about beginning skiers and get this week's ski conditions.