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!
For many years 'mass transit' to our local ski area consisted of thumbing a ride at the 'Hitching Post' at the bottom of the road up the mountain. While effective (if hard to schedule) for one or two people, it didn't work for groups heading up. For the past few months there has been another option called 'The Blue Bus'. Early reports were dubious, but ridership has been building and the Mountain Trail Blue Bus looks like a success.
WHAT: FADE TO WINTER by Matchstick Productions WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 6:30 & 8:00pm WHERE: Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma, Santa Fe, NM TICKETS: $10 at the door WHY: to benefit the Adaptive Sports Program
I don't envy their equipment (low leather boots and scary bindings), but I do envy their style. I've loved old travel posters for years and just came across this auction catalog of vintage tourism and ski posters. While some of these are well out of my price range, a few are temptingly affordable and unsold. Browsing the posters is a pleasantly nostalgic way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon.
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
WHAT: DAYS OF MY YOUTH by Red Bull Media House and Matchstick Productions WHEN: Friday, November 14, 6:00 & 8:30pm WHERE: CinemaCafé, 1616 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM TICKETS: $10 at the door WHY: to benefit the Adaptive Sports Program
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.