Taos Ski Valley

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.

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Fresh tracks in the chutes along the ridge
Fresh tracks in the chutes along the ridge

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Wolf Creek

The family and I took a recent trip to Wolf Creek to do some snowboarding. The ski area sits at the top of Wolf Creek Pass along highway 160. it is a high alpine resort with 10,300 feet at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit. It is a no frills resort famous for its abundant powder and tree runs. It consistently gets the most snowfall in Colorado, giving it the tag line, “the most snow in Colorado.” There are many areas that you can hike out to, making it feel like you are in the back country and not at a lift aided ski area. The boys and I hiked up to the top of Alberta Peak, 11,900 feet, dropping in to some awesome powder. I’m ready to get back again soon!

 

 

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A Powder Day on Christmas

It was a white Christmas in Durango this year. We woke up to open presents about 7 am and the snow started to fall. By the time we got to Purgatory there was about 4 inches on the ground and the snow was falling. It made for a great day!

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Snowboard Season is Upon Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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