Skiing New Mexico
132 pages, 5 1/2 x 8
64 color photos, 9 maps
Paperback
Release Date:30 Sep 2017
ISBN:9780826357564
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Skiing New Mexico

A Guide to Snow Sports in the Land of Enchantment

By Daniel Gibson; Foreword by Jean Mayer
University of New Mexico Press

This invaluable book tells you everything there is to know about skiing and snowboarding in the Land of Enchantment, with thousands of helpful details on the state's downhill ski resorts and cross-country and backcountry venues.

Each ski area is profiled in a separate chapter, including details on facilities and services such as childcare and instructional options; statistics like average snowfall, vertical drop, and lift capacity; transportation options, including shuttle and bus services; and prices of lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons. Gibson also includes historical facts about each ski area and its founders, suggestions for best runs by type of terrain, activities off the slopes, and notes on his favorite places to stay and eat. Separate chapters on cross-country and backcountry downhill skiing are equally informative.

Fits into a backpack and covers all the essentials you need to know from every ski area in the state. . . . Gibson knows his stuff.'--New Mexico Magazine
A must-read for anyone who . . . wants to ski and snowboard New Mexico.' Peter Kray, author of The God of Skiing
Veteran author Daniel Gibson grew up skiing in New Mexico and has written a weekly winter column, Snow Trax, for twenty-four years. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Foreword by Jean Mayer
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part One. Ski Area Profiles
Angel Fire Resort
Pajarito Mountain
Red River Ski Area
Sandia Peak
Sipapu
Ski Apache
Ski Santa Fe
Taos Ski Valley
Ski Cloudcroft

Part Two. Cross-Country Options
Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Area
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Vermejo Park Ranch
Ghost Ranch
Chama Area
Santa Fe Area
Jemez Mountains
Taos Area
Albuquerque Area
Other Options Statewide

Part Three. Alpine Touring / Backcountry Skiing
Santa Fe Area
Taos Area
Jemez Mountains
Chama Area
Other Options Statewide

Statewide Travel and Ski Resources
Bibliography
Index

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