Another Ski Lift

I’ve seen a new ski lift in the plans for the last few years at the Santa Fe Ski area. I wonder if this means that they actually built it over the summer. I look forward to a new lift but I believe in the rights of Native Americans. I don’t really know what the right answer is here.

The pueblo filed suit in August against the U.S. Forest Service, which had approved the expansion of the ski area. The ski company, which was not named as a defendant, recently intervened in the case.The pueblo contends the new lift will give skiers access to the tribe’s holiest shrines and locations, places where members conduct rituals and ceremonies that are necessary for the pueblo’s survival. Skiers presence in the area increases the risk that important shrines will be tampered with or destroyed the lawsuit says.

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Some Weather Expected

Snow is possible today through Wednesday. But it’s been cloudy and cold for 2 days now with just one instance where tiny flakes fell for about 10 minutes. That’s OK the important thing is the Santa Fe ski area has 10″ of snow with more falling. They are also making snow and plan to open Thanksgiving day. 
 

Great Weekend

The last few weeks has provided New Mexico with a lot of precipitation in the form of Snow. The Santa Fe Ski Basin has over 71 inches of snow. We (as in some friends from work) had the opportunity to enjoy it on Saturday. Although it was windy it was also sunny (sunny enough to give me a sunburn on the right side of my face) and just the right temperature. The skis I bout over 5 years ago are a bit straight so I rented some modern shaped skis from the ski area. For a measly $18. Last few times I went skiing we were exhausted by 3:30, this time we were the last persons on the lift leaving the mountain about 4:30. I can say this was the best skiing this year.

On Sunday the it was in the high 60’s. We went to the Fiery Food Show at the Albuquerque convention center. I’m not much into spicy food but my Girlfriend is. The place opens in the morning for vendors and opens at 12 for the public, we got there at 12 and it’s a good thing we did. By the time we left at about 1:30 the parking garage was filling up. The place was packed, you could hardly walk to the various booths. Watching the news tonight they said this was their best year by 15%. We walked over to check out Tucano’s Brazilian Restaurant. Our first time to this kind of restaurant and we weren’t in the mood to pay $19.95 a person for all the meat we could eat so we just got the salad bar.

It was a busy but great weekend.