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El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:43 am
by skykilo
Will it be El Nino? Will this one be better for us than the last one? Maybe just wishful thinking but it feels like it.

Playing at the ski basin on a nice fall day. Nice shot, Iggy.
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Some mid October teaser snow on the hill
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Kaj follows Randy at Nambe Reservoir
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Good times at the reservoir
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I'm proud of this little ham for hiking to the Nambe Falls overlook.
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The view at Truchas looking mighty nice.
los-ninos, truchas

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:22 pm
by ryanl
I see Iggy shares your taste in sun glasses.

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:16 pm
by skykilo
At first we thought he was just a little beast but that kid has an indomitable sense of style and god help you if you try to impede him.

Ten inches new at Ski Santa Fe this morning!

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 pm
by E_$
ryanl wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:22 pm
I see Iggy shares your taste in sun glasses.
hahaha, my reaction when i first saw that pic was that Iggy has a particular sense of style that rang familiar...he's only missing some bright fireman-red leggings or visor or similar accouterments.

nice shots geezer. stoke is palpable. the early-season snowy caps always raises the pulse.

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:58 pm
by skykilo
E_$ wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 pm
nice shots geezer.
^Post preservation service.

The stoke has given rise to quite the conflagration in these parts. My parents were kind enough to watch the boys so Alisson and I took a trip this weekend. Drove up to Leadville Saturday afternoon/evening, which is a pretty reasonable drive. Sunday morning we made a loop from Leadville toward Minturn and Vail, taking the long route to Arapahoe Basin.

Red Cliff is just kind of a neat spot.
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Alisson is still trying to get the fit right on her boots and adjusting to the Dynafits. Here she makes a lazy turn approaching all of our front range friends at the bottom of A Basin.
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A slight adjustment on the boots put her in a good enough place to hit the upper mountain where we found some nice snow.
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The drive home was pretty rough. Some very low visibility for prolonged periods when it was snowing and blowing. We took a nice break to relax at Joyful Journey Hot Springs.
los-ninos, joyfuljourney

All said and done, Ski Santa Fe got 15 inches from this storm! And they already had a fair bit of snow up there. Game ON in New Mexico.

Senora Diana at Kaj's school told us it snowed a foot in Truchas where she lives -- location of last photo in initial post. Yeah yeah yeah.

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:38 pm
by skykilo
Well we got up to the ski hill with the boys this morning. It looks ready for opening day this coming Thursday. We put the boys on the toy plastic skis.

Egil enjoys the glide with a mommy assist.
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Egil on the run with a pine cone, Alisson pensive
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Kaj: "Do you want to build a snowman?"
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Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:41 am
by huevón
Freedom of the #BestPlanet 💯

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:28 pm
by skykilo
How's life in the water hemisphere?

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:13 pm
by huevón
There's a whole nother 70% of a cool as planet down here b's 🙏 Can't even hear the bleats of the gigaflock or their grand wizards @ ≥5 metres b.s.l. 🙉

Re: El Nino / Los Ninos

Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:03 pm
by skykilo
Looks like snow in the forecast for next week. Hope it holds! We got a good start but it's been mostly bone dry for a few weeks now.

Ski Santa Fe area was open on black Friday with decent snow.
los-ninos, black-friday

It was actually good enough for some backcountry about a week into December
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Last weekend we hit Leadville again. The views of Mt Elbert and Mt Massive from downtown are decent.
los-ninos, leadville

Skied an afternoon at Vail and liked it, crazy.

Then we headed to Ski Cooper, a small ski hill near Leadville. The views are nice.
los-ninos, cooper

Iggy is still too young for a lesson.
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Kaj and Kuba got their first ski lessons. Kuba was a natural at making pizza right off the bat.
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Eventually they both rode the magic carpet multiple times. Kuba was skiing 100% independently. Here Kaj gets the hoop assist.
los-ninos, hoop

The ski school people there are very nice, thanks Ski Cooper!