As we continue to march towards spring and the mountain bike season, mother nature continues to bless us with the white stuff making the snowboarding oh so good!
Seems like only yesterday I was teaching these boys to ski and snowboard when they were three. Now I’m trying to keep up with them and watching them do a lot more crazy tricks then I want to try. Riding with these two are some of the best times of my life. These pictures were taken 2 days ago after we received 2 inches over night and 8 in the last 24 hours. Since then we been hit with over a foot and it is still dumping now!
The end of November and beginning of December, as well as the end of March and beginning of April is the time of year in Durango when many of us pull the “Durango Double.” This is phrase coined when someone gets in some sliding on the snow in the morning, and riding on single track in the afternoon. That was the case for me last Friday when I took several runs snowboarding at Purgatory in the morning then rode the Alien Run in Aztec, NM. Gotta love this town!
Tracy and I met up with some friends at Telluride last weekend to do some snowboarding. February has been unseasonably warm so far, and the trend continued. It was a gorgeous, warm, blue bird day. We were very fortunate to stay slope side at a very nice house 8 steps from the Sundance run off of lift 10. Thanks to Whitt, who I first met through a mountain bike tour in Durango, and his wife for having us up. It was a great time spent with great company.
The boys had no school Monday so we decided to make the 3 1/2 hour drive south east and go ride at Taos. It was unseasonably warm for late January with temps in the low to mid 40’s and we weren’t complaining. It was a gorgeous sunny bluebird day, and a storm last week dumped 15 inches on New Mexico, so the snow conditions were excellent. We left the house at 6 am and were on the hill by 10, riding until 4., back home by 8. School and work tomorrow.
Well, I have been slacking lately. I’ve taken plenty of great snowboarding pics, but have not posted any here since Purgatory’s opening day. I have posted a lot of pictures to my Instagram account under my name Durangomtbiketours. Be sure to follow me there and check them out. I’ll be posting a bunch of pics here over the next week. We’ve had quite a few powder days, the Opening of Chapman Hill, and a sweet trip to Wolf Creek. If we can’t mountain bike, at least we are snowboarding. I’ve already been getting phone calls and booking tours for 2015. I can’t wait.