New Mexico info online
Thinking about a ski trip to New Mexico? Check out www. skinewmexico.com for information about all the ski areas, lodging, shopping, travel tips, dining and even the state’s history and culture. For reviews of each area, go online to www. onthesnow. com.
The Inn at Crested Butte in Colorado has been fully remodeled and re-opened as a boutique hotel with 17 guest rooms. The cozy Great Room features a stone fireplace that is the perfect backdrop for relaxing after a day of skiing and enjoying complimentary wine and cheese tasting and breakfast daily. For more information, call (877) 343-2111 or go online to www.theinnatcrestedbutte.net.
Tree skiing touted
Skiing Magazine readers rate Steamboat Ski & Resort in Colorado tops when it comes to tree skiing, according to the first annual Resort Awards in its October edition. Steamboat was selected as the No. 1 place to tree ski in North America.
The magazine noted the "huge snowfall and low forest density” as the perfect recipe for the best tree skiing in the country. Local Eugene Buchanan has been skiing Steamboat’s trees for 16 years and chalks up the ranking to the fact that "here, you can duck into the trees from any trail and find lines.”
From Staff Reports