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Old 10-12-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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How much snow did Santa Fe get last winter? What is the “normal” amount in recent years? One reason I want to move to Santa Fe is the weather. I do love the snow.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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OP, if you're looking for snow, try Flagstaff. Santa Fe no longer gets significant snowfall. Or consider Taos, north of SF. Or Colorado.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:34 PM
 
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Is it a few inches a year now?
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:52 PM
 
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While the city may not get much snow, you have quick access to lots of snow driving up the road to the Ski Area. Lots of trails off the road where you can enjoy the snow on x-country skis and snowshoes, or even walking in shoes depending on conditions.

This is one of the great advantages to New Mexico in my opinion. Most cities get little snow but are a short distance to mountain areas which are winter wonderlands.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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While the city may not get much snow, you have quick access to lots of snow driving up the road to the Ski Area. Lots of trails off the road where you can enjoy the snow on x-country skis and snowshoes, or even walking in shoes depending on conditions.

This is one of the great advantages to New Mexico in my opinion. Most cities get little snow but are a short distance to mountain areas which are winter wonderlands.
I never found those trails. I asked someone working at the ski area, and they didn't know, either. Where are they?
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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Is it a few inches a year now?
When it does snow in town, which is rare anymore, that is--when it snows enough to stick to the ground, it's just an inch or two at a time, maybe a couple of times per each winter. This summer and fall have been cooler than usual, so it's anyone's guess what winter will be like. But the winters have been very mild the last few years, compared to 10 years ago.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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I never found those trails. I asked someone working at the ski area, and they didn't know, either. Where are they?
How can skiers not know about Aspen Vista Trail? It is one of the most popular places for seeing fall colors and x-country skiing in the state. You can't miss the large (often overflowing) parking area on the way to the ski area. Also Chamisa Trail farther down the mountain, it connects to a whole network of trails including Big Tesuque and Winsor Trails, miles and miles of trails.


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Old 10-20-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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I never found those trails. I asked someone working at the ski area, and they didn't know, either. Where are they?
That is odd since the southern extent of the groomed section of trail is at the ski area right next to the top of chairlift #2, next to the restaurant.

There are 4 miles of marked, groomed cross country ski trails (marked with a blue diamond) plus the service road which is groomed for both classical and freestyle cross country skiing, extending from the crest at the north end, to the ski area at the south, and as far down hill as the 10k trail parking area.

The trailheads are found at the service road at the peak (lower parking area), the Ellis trailhead, the 10k trail head, and at the north end of the ski area/tram.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:50 PM
 
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That is odd since the southern extent of the groomed section of trail is at the ski area right next to the top of chairlift #2, next to the restaurant.

There are 4 miles of marked, groomed cross country ski trails (marked with a blue diamond) plus the service road which is groomed for both classical and freestyle cross country skiing, extending from the crest at the north end, to the ski area at the south, and as far down hill as the 10k trail parking area.

The trailheads are found at the service road at the peak (lower parking area), the Ellis trailhead, the 10k trail head, and at the north end of the ski area/tram.
Thank you. I guess the person I asked wasn't clear enough. I think I went off toward one of the service roads, but didn't see any groomed trails. On another occasion, I found another service road, but it was a steep one going uphill, and it was icy. It looked way too advanced for relative beginners to get up there.
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