White Christmas at Ski Santa Fe

December 19, 2016 | By: Monica Christofferson

Dispatch – Ski Santa Fe Xmas 2015

  • December 23rd  – 12”
  • December 24th  – 18”
  • December 25th  – 17”

I was all set to fly out at 6:00 am on Christmas Eve to visit my family back home in Tulsa Oklahoma, but the moisture that everyone had been eyeing out West was now with within 24 hours of hitting the Sangres and there was reasonable certainty it was going to deliver more than just a white Christmas.

The call was made on the 22nd. ”Mom there’s bad (good) weather coming in and flights are already being cancelled. I’m afraid I’m not going to make it home for Christmas,” I told her.  Wasn’t too big of a deal, after all I was just home for Thanksgiving.

I had actually just moved to Santa Fe and was far from having any sort of ski crew just yet.  A benefit of that is there’s no one to blame but yourself for not “gettin’ while the gettin’s good” if you know what I mean.   So, alone, I was able to nab second chair on the 23rd and first chair on the 24th.

The storm ended up being the biggest, best and most memorable of the season.  Not only for the awesome week of powder turns we were able to milk out of it, but even more so for the new friends I made while in line for the “first chair.”  To this day I ski with the pretty girl from chair #2, and the guys from ABQ hit me up on Facebook when there’s something on the radar to chase.

Here’s to another White Christmas!



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