Sunday, January 24, 2010
Support your local ski club.
With three storms in a week, its tough to get a lot of riding in. But not too far away is some fabulous alpine cross-country skiing. But trails don't groom themselves, so if you are fond of using the groomed X-C trails up by Pajarito Mountain, or using them as a jumpoff point for skiing deeper into the woods as I did today while skiiing along the rim of the caldera on Guaje Canyon Trail, you might consider joining the Southwest Nordic Ski Club, as I did a few years ago.
From the sounds of their blog, times have been a little tough lately for the ski club, but with the help of a bank loan, an energetic Board, and pending establishment of the club as a 501c3, a new snowmobile/grooming mule has been purchased to replace the one that has been dying a slow death.
If you like to cross country ski, please chip in and help keep the club viable. As you can see from the pictures, its not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Check out the main SWNSC link for more info.