What: Tony Forrest Telemark Workshop (a.k.a. Festival) When: Jan. 30 & 31, 10am – 3pm Where: Ski Santa Fe | 505-992-5084 Cost: $200 (2 days lift & lessons), $125 (2 days lessons only), $65 (1 day lesson only)
28 years and still going strong, the Tony Forrest Workshop (a.k.a. Festival) is THE telemark event of the season in New Mexico. Come join the fun whether you've been a Nord for years or you're new to it all. Learn the tele turn or refine your carefully crafted technique. This Tele Festival is fun for the whole freeheel family!
What: Tony Forrest Telemark Fest at Ski Santa Fe When: Sat. Jan. 31 & Sun. Feb. 1 from 10am - 3pm Costs: $200 (2 days lift & lessons), $125 (2 days lessons only), $65 (1 day lesson only) Tickets: 505-992-5084
I have a simple, but satisfying, tradition of skiing on my birthday with a good friend. Whether on steep terrain or mellow, with great snow or not, I do my best to make turns celebrating another successful lap around the sun. On this particular day the terrain was great and the snow was too (we found a few rocks regardless). Here are some shots from my birthday ski at Taos Ski Valley.
It's mid-winter (north of the equator) and a skier's thoughts will turn to the backcountry. If you've never hiked outside of a ski area, or you want a refresher, here are a few short videos to introduce you to skiing (and snowboarding) out of bounds. Thanks to Sarah Carpenter and Outdoor Research for posting these how-to videos.
While I check my pack and gear I hope the snowpack near you is deeper and more solid than what is in the mountains near me.
Welcome to Winter! While my mind is firmly in the world of snow sports for the season, other people keep cycling through the colder months. Important Safety Tip: You can't have too many lights when night riding.