Let's take the Tram to the Top & Snowshoe: Three Additional Free Passes

Departure Time: 9:45am, please be prompt because we will leave on the next tram going up to the top.

Cost: $20.00/person However, I have three additional free passes.  So the first three people to sign up will receive the passes.  When you RSVP, please enter the time so that I know who signed up first.

Who Should Attend: Intermediate/Advanced hikers with snowshoes and traction devices for their boots.

Hike Description: We will snowshoe or hike over to the Kiwanis Cabin and then add some additional miles...expect approximately 5-6 miles or so.  I'm open to suggestions after we reach the Kiwanis Cabin. Afterwards, I'm planning on having lunch at High Finance...a nice way to end our snowshoeing adventure.

What to Bring:

Required: Snowshoes and traction devices for your boots.

Weather: If inclement weather looks imminent, please check this site 30 minutes prior to 12:45pm.

Dogs: Not allowed on the tram.

 

Join or login to comment.

  • Vidya

    Hi Guys, Was there enough snow up there to snowshoe. I was thinking of going up tomorrow

    January 7, 2013

    • Vidya

      Thanks, Bill, Stefan and Sharon. I am going up there tomorrow. They are supposed to get more snow !!

      January 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was on the Ellis trail this afternoon, up to the tram and back, and also down the other side of the road to the 10K trail junction. I wore snowshoes the whole time (except when crossing the highway). Snow up to the tram was heavily packed and crusty, and snowshoes were hardly needed. Or spikes for that matter. Near the tram building there were in fact swaths of ground completely free of snow. The other side of the hwy was more snowshoe-worthy, but in places my snowshoes still hit rock. At the Ellis-10K junction the snow really started to thin. But that Ellis trail gets a lot of intense and prolonged sun during midday, since it is unshaded, so the snow depths there have surely diminished this week from the mild weather (but off-trail there is still plenty of deep powder). If you go tomorrow, I think Sharon’s suggestion to do your snowshoeing on the crest trail north of the towers is a good one. Hopefully the snow we found on Sunday’s crest hike is still mostly there….

      January 9, 2013

  • Bill

    Met some very nice people today!

    January 6, 2013

  • Bill

    Sharon yes thanks for a great day and the tram ride.

    January 6, 2013

  • Sharon E.

    Thanks everyone for all the positive comments. I appreciate it a lot! (And Skye, I hope you feel better soon :-)
    Thanks again everyone,
    -Sharon

    January 6, 2013

  • Chris

    My first time in the Sandia's, hiking in NM period and snow-shoeing. It was fantastic. Sharon is a great leader and I enjoyed meeting everyone on the hike. Really a great day and tons of fun. Can't wait for other winter hikes.

    January 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey CJ, was this the area near San Ysidro that you were talking about?: http://www.meetup.com...­

      January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OUTSTANDING. First time on shoes for me too, and it was a blast. And a beautiful day atop Sandia too. Thanks Sharon!

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Luke and I had a great time! Other than me being sick :( we just want to say thank you again Sharon!! I can't wait to get better and go on some more hikes!

    January 6, 2013

  • Ira B.

    Sorry CJ I have a pet emergency. See you on another trek.

    January 6, 2013

  • Chris

    Ira , I will probably turn back with you since this is the first time snowshoeing for me.

    January 6, 2013

  • Chris

    Ok,just rented snow shoes

    January 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Do we need both crampons and snowshoes? I only have crampons

    January 5, 2013

    • Sharon E.

      I'm hoping that there is fluffy snow to snowshoe at the top; hence why the request to bring snowshoes. I don't know what we will find when we get to the top. It will be a surprise! :-)

      January 5, 2013

    • Bill

      I just came from Ellis. Plenty of snow!

      January 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Sharon, I would rather not bring crampons, but don't have snowshoes or traction devices . Can I get away without using either on this hike?

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sharon!
    I was wondering who gets the 3 extra Tram passes that you have because I didn't see anyone else putting the time they RSVP'd? Also, I'm not sure if we will go all the way with the rest of the group.

    January 5, 2013

  • Sharon E.

    Hi Ira,
    If you need to turn around that is fine as long as you are comfortable getting back. If you have been hiking consistently or if you have been doing other types of exercise you should be fine. -Sharon

    January 5, 2013

6 went

  • Sharon E.
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy