we spent most of our time skiing at ski santa fe which is located about 20 minutes outside of the city, in the santa fe national forest. the skiing was pretty good, especially for the prices. and it was so beautiful! after a few days of skiing, we had about a half of a day to roam around the city before we drove back to texas.
if there was one thing i could change about our trip, it would have been to have more time to explore the city. every building there is made of adobe, which was totally weird, but neat at the same time. and very picturesque. santa fe (the capital of new mexico) is full of unique and local restaurants, shops, antique shops, museums, and has a large arts district.
we stayed at a super cheap hotel, the lamplighter inn, which had kitchenettes in the rooms (including an oven and a stove). this helped us not have to spend so much money eating out; after skiing, we would come back to the inn to cook and relax. the only place we ate at was called the cafe ole, a coffee shop that also had sandwiches, soups, salads, tacos, brunch, and more. it was very good.
of course i had to include one of mark falling (hehe):
and here's the gang -- brent, shadia, me, and mark:
a few from downtown santa fe:
[All photos were taken in January 2011.]