Jemez Region

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Jemez Region

Postby Jasper » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:19 pm

How about Valle Grande, Pajarito, and hot springs? Who is going to ski Chicoma this year?
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Re: Jemez Region

Postby chrishami » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:52 pm

Chicoma has been on my list for awhile, last year's supposed el Nino would have been the season to do it, then, el Nino went on strike. I think Scott has skied it. I've also been looking at some lines on Redondo and San Antonio mountains. Unfortunately, even with better access to the VC since NPS took over, anything over 10k is still off limits. And it looks like the entry/exit via Redondo Meadows could be long...
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Re: Jemez Region

Postby scotthsu » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:48 am

Saw some nice tracks yesterday on the rarely skiable south-facing slope of UN 10250 (across from Pajarito) yesterday. Amy and I wanted to ski it last week but it didn't quite look deep enough. I hope to hit it soon :D Seems like good backcountry ski lines are in only once every 3-5 years now in the Jemez.
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Re: Jemez Region

Postby scotthsu » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:54 am

chrishami wrote:Chicoma has been on my list for awhile, last year's supposed el Nino would have been the season to do it, then, el Nino went on strike. I think Scott has skied it. I've also been looking at some lines on Redondo and San Antonio mountains. Unfortunately, even with better access to the VC since NPS took over, anything over 10k is still off limits. And it looks like the entry/exit via Redondo Meadows could be long...


Anyone skied Chicoma yet this season? The SE slope of Chicoma is indeed a fun ski when it's in. The easiest access is via Chicoma's gentle north slope from Forest Service Rd 144, as long as you don't do what we did and drive too far in on frozen snow in the morning.
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Re: Jemez Region

Postby Bob » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:17 pm

scotthsu wrote:.... as long as you don't do what we did and drive too far in on frozen snow in the morning.


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Re: Jemez Region

Postby scotthsu » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:22 pm

Wed. Jan 25, 2017

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Valle Grande from S slopes of UN 10250
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Pajarito ski runs from S slopes of UN 10250
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S slopes of 10250 from Pajarito (top of Aspen lift)
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Re: Jemez Region

Postby chrishami » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:38 pm

scotthsu wrote:Saw some nice tracks yesterday on the rarely skiable south-facing slope of UN 10250 (across from Pajarito) yesterday. Amy and I wanted to ski it last week but it didn't quite look deep enough. I hope to hit it soon :D Seems like good backcountry ski lines are in only once every 3-5 years now in the Jemez.



I did see those tracks from the top of Aspen... that's another spot I'd like to hit when the time is right. Also, I'm a big fan of your SummitPost TR on Chicoma...
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