Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ski Trip to Taos, NM

At the beginning of February I went skiing in New Mexico with friends. I realized that it was the first time I had been skiing in SEVEN years! Growing up we had always gone skiing at least once a year, but in the midst of having kids, I had let 7 years past without going. We went for a week and I skiied most of the time, until the last day I decided to try snowboarding for the first time and I LOVED it! I really surprised myself at how much I enjoyed it....I thought because I was so much more comfortable on skis that I wouldn't enjoy boarding as much because it would be much more difficult....but it really wasn't bad....certain aspects of it even seemed a bit easier than skiing.

Next trip...I plan to board the entire time and see how that goes....

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I brought my new snowshoes with me on the trip in case we decided to do some climbing....took one afternoon to take them out for a test-hike. However, I think my snowshoes were too small for me....even with them on I was often sinking up to my knees in them. I can't imagine how far I would have sunk if I had been wearing a pack too.

The weather while we were in Taos was unbelievable. I think it snowed most of our trip. When we looked out of our window on the first day there were a few inches on the deck....by the time we headed home.....there was easily another 18 inches piled on. All the snow made for spectacular skiing weather....it was great.

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