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Beginner X-C Ski Instruction - Classroom Session
Whether the last time you were on cross-country skis was a previous decade or a previous life, we hope to be able to answer some of your questions at this free informational session. Ski technology has been changing as the years pass and all sorts of clever improvements have been made that are now pretty well taken for granted. Ruth Bargman-Romero of the New Mexico Cross-Country Ski Club (NMCCSC ( will take the lead to discuss the basics of cross-country skiing in New Mexico; some clothing recommendations, equipment rental and sales options, ski types and what about each of them makes them a better/worse choice for different situations and intentions. Cross-country skiing in the desert southwest has it's own special challenges. Come join us and find out a little bit more about the sport and how to make your first experiences something fun rather than something endured. Assuming we actually have a winter this year, the classroom session will be followed at a later date with some on-the-snow beginner instruction. That follow up session will only be open to new and returning members of the NMCCSC (, but this classroom session is open to everyone.

Lomas Tramway Library

908 Eastridge Dr Ne · Albuquerque

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This group exists as an offshoot of the New Mexico Cross Country Ski Club (NMCCSC). They are a very friendly and welcoming bunch of people and besides - they pay the bills. We are not exactly them though. This Meetup group is free and is for those who are interested in discovering or rediscovering the world of cross country skiing. Our primary purpose is to offer lower level outings so anyone can get out, have some fun and find out if this brand of winter outdoor experience is for them. If you find you like it, the NMCCSC offers a broader range of outings, destinations, education and outdoor cameraderie. We also hope to provide a forum for the exchange of ski info for the greater NM x-c ski community (snow conditions, trailhead locations, gear exchange, etc.).

We at this Meetup are not about snowshoeing, down-hill skiing or other winter sports. There are several local organizations that do an excellent job of providing these experiences. Although this Meetup is all about helping the new or rusty x-c skier find or regain their snow legs, the New Mexico Cross Country Ski Club welcomes cross-country, nordic, backcountry, telemark and alpine skiers as well as snowshoers. check them out at: .

Note that for beginner type outings, there has to be good enough local snow to make it worth while. That is outside our control and better in some years than others.

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