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Winter Sports

Get out the house and enjoy winter sports.

Winter Fitness Ski Fitness Cardio Weight Training Class

Want to get more out of your ski season? Get your body in shape for the slopes by attending our BFit2Ski! This circuit class concentrates on strengthening the muscles used for skiing, and increasing strength, balance and stamina.

Special Trips “Winter Sports Bunch”

This Club organizes out-of-town, overnight skiing and snowshoeing trips for 50+ adults. For more information, please email Vivian Heyward, [email protected], or Wally Ross, [email protected].

Valles Calderas National Preserve Cross Country and Snowshoe Day Trip

A special one day trip is planned every winter for cross country skiers and snowshoers to the Valles Calderas National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains. The beautiful preserve is comprised of almost 89,000 acres including the headwaters of both San Antonio Creek and the East Fork of the Jemez River.

Cross Country Skiing - Day Trips

Enjoy the splendor of New Mexico’s back country. Trips are open to intermediate or advanced skiers. Depending on snow conditions, destinations include the Jemez, Manzano, and Sandia Mountains. Equipment is not provided.

Snowshoeing - Day Trips

Snowshoeing is easy, inexpensive and lots of fun! Trips will be to the Jemez, Manzano and Sandia Mountains. Snowshoes can be checked out at no charge at the Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center with a valid driver’s license. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, and water and dress in layers. Snowshoers can bring ski poles for more stability.

Snowshoe 101 - Day Trips

Snowshoe 101 is for the novice winter outdoor enthusiast. These trips are designed for those who would like to get outside for winter play yet need to build respiratory and muscular endurance. Conditioning exercises and information on gear and clothing will be offered. Snowshoes may be checked out at no charge at the Palo Duro 50+ Sports & Fitness Center with a valid driver’s license. Destination will be the closest snow. Bring snacks, water and dress in layers.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding - Day Trips link to Santa Fe Ski Area

Trips are taken to Sandia Peak and Santa Fe ski areas. Ride with us and hit the slopes with friends knowing that someone else will be doing the driving.

Intermediate Cross-Country Ski Review

This one-day refresher course is for those who have completed beginner cross-country ski lessons or are intermediate to advanced skiers. Equipment will not be provided. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, and water and dress in layers.

Fantastic Freeze Fest – Winter Competitions in Snowshoeing, Downhill, Cross Country and Ice Hockey

The downhill skiing and snowboarding competition is held at the Santa Fe Ski Area. The events include a modified giant slalom and a Poker Run for entertainment and prizes. In this fun event each contestant collects 2 poker cards at 5 different specific sites on the ski mountain and then plays poker for prizes at the end of the day! Skiers may enter one or both events. The day ends with lunch and an awards presentation at Totemoff’s. Van transportation to the Santa Fe Ski Area is also available.

The Cross Country competition includes a 1K individual competition; 3K individual competition and a snowball throwing competition. The Snowshoeing Competition events include a 1K & 100 Meter Race. Both the cross country and the snowshoe competitions end with an awards ceremony.

Ice Hockey Competition

The ice hockey competition is played in accordance with the rules of the 30-30 Hockey League with no checking and no slap shot. Officials are provided. Teams will be set up after entry forms are completed. A minimum of two teams will make an event. Awards follow the event.

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