Winter Sports

2020 Snow Activities

  Contents
General Information
Helpful Hints

Weekly Events
Nordic/Cross-Counry Skiing
Snowshoeing
Alpine/Downhill Skiing
Beginner Snowshoe
Half Day Snowshoe Trips
Very Important
Read 2020 Snow Activity Registration to make sure you get to participate in the activities. A registration form is on page 12 of the new catalog.

ALL activities/trips leave from the Palo Duro Sports and Fitness Center, 3351 Monroe NE.


General Information

The winter snow program is run by the 50+ Sports and Fitness Program, City of Albuquerque, Department of Senior Affairs. Activities include Alpine/Downhill and Nordic/Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing, Beginner Snowshoe plus Half Day Snowshoeing. We have it on our website as a service for the large number of our hikers who also enjoy snow activities.

All snow activities are totally dependent on the snow conditions. Therefore, destinations are not known before the day of the trip and trips may be cancelled due to weather.

Available at PD-FIT are Gear Lists: “What to bring for cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, etc.”

Details about these trips and more can be found at Palo Duro Fitness Center and in the “50+ Sports & Fitness Activities Catalog,” published in the Albuquerque Journal and available at all the Senior Centers, Senior Fitness Centers, and Multi-generational Centers in Albuquerque.


Helpful Hints

Bring your lunch, snacks, and water, and dress warmly in layers.  More information at PD-FIT: ask for the information sheets that are available.

You can borrow snowshoes and poles for the snowshoe trips, free with a valid driver’s license.

If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible.  There are often wait lists for these trips and when the fitness center folks know of a cancellation, they can offer the opportunity to another!  Thanks!  To receive a refund for your cancellation, you will need to call the fitness center a full 24 hours prior to your trip departure time.  Absolutely no refunds will be given with less than 24 hours notice of cancellation!  You may leave a message on their answering machine, (505) 880-2800.

  Weekly Events
Space is limited.  You must sign up and prepay for ALL activities. If the events are full, get on the wait list! These have proven to be effective when folks call and cancel. If you are on the wait list, you may show up on the day of the scheduled event and if there are “No Shows,” you will be eligible to go on the trip. (See more details in the Registration Information tab).

Tuesday: Nordic/Cross-country Skiing
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.Eight trips from Jan 8 to Mar 5, 2019. No trip on Jan 22rd.

Park at PD-FIT’s outer parking lot, check in at 8:00 AM and depart at 8:15 AM. Return around 5:00 pm.

You must bring all your gear plus lunch. You must stay with the group.

Wednesday: Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing is fun! We provide snowshoes and poles or bring your own. Destinations include the Jemez, Manzano and Sandia Mountains, depending on the best snow.Nine trips from Jan 2 to Mar 6, 2019. No trip on Jan 23rd..

Park at PD-FIT’s outer parking lot, check in at 8:00 AM and depart at 8:15 AM. Return around 5:00 pm.

You must bring all your gear plus lunch.  Snowshoes and poles are available at no cost for use by participants with a valid driver’s license. You may want to bring ski poles for more stability. You must stay with the group.

Thursday: Alpine/Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing & Snowboarding Trips: We do the driving and you hit the slopes at Santa Fe ski area. Equipment is not provided.Eleven trips from Jan 3 to Mar 14, 2019. There will be weekly downhill skiing trips on Thursdays to the Santa Fe Ski Area.

Park at PD-FIT’s outer parking lot, check in at 7:00 AM and depart at 7:30 AM. Return around 4:30 PM.

You must bring all your gear and purchase your own lift ticket. Skiers/snowboarders 72+ get FREE lift tickets.

Friday: Beginner Snowshoe
For those who would like to get outside but are new to snowshoeing.  Instruction includes snowshoeing techniques, basic conditioning exercises, and discussion of proper attire.Four classes from Jan 4 to Jan 25, 2019.

Park at PD-FIT’s outer parking lot, check in at 8:00 AM and depart at 8:15 AM. Return around 1:00 PM.

You must bring all your gear but snowshoes are available at no cost for use by participants with a valid driver’s license. Lunch is optional (eat it in van
during return). You must stay with the group.

Friday: Half Day Snowshoe Trips
Snowshoeing is fun so for those who would like to get outside but are new to snowshoeing this is for you!Six trips from Feb 1 to Mar 8, 2019.

Park at PD-FIT’s outer parking lot, check in at 8:00 AM and depart at 8:15 AM. Return around 1:00 PM.

You must bring all your gear but snowshoes are available at no cost for use by participants with a valid driver’s license.  Lunch is optional (eat it in van during return). You must stay with the group.