Riding with My Boys at Purg

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!IMG_7982 3 IMG_7986 3 IMG_7990 3 IMG_7985 3 IMG_7988 3 IMG_7987 3 IMG_7994 3 IMG_7983 IMG_7995 2 IMG_7996 3 IMG_8002 IMG_7997 IMG_7993 2 IMG_7992 IMG_7999 IMG_8001 IMG_7998

Let it Snow

With all the talk of an El Nino winter, we have all been waiting patiently for the snow to fall and powder days at Purg. This Saturday we awoke to 7 fresh inches with a total of 11 from this first storm. The forecast is calling for more snow this week. fingers crossed.

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The Durango Double

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!

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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.

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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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