After weeks (maybe months) of trying to plan a post-Christmas trip, we made a last minute decision to drive to Ruidoso, NM, for some skiing. Along with my parents and my brother and his family, we drove up on the day after Christmas and will be driving home on New Year’s Eve.
All of us went up the mountain the day after we arrived with all but my parents and my 2-year-old niece skiing. It was the first time skiing for my sister-in-law and her 4-year-old son and the first time in over a decade for my brother. Only the bottom portion of the mountain was open and it was pretty cold, but it was nice to get in some skiing.
My brother joined my family for more skiing the next day. The sun came out and the skiing was nice if a bit icy. The lift lines, however, got longer and longer as the day went on. We got tired of waiting before we got tired of skiing, so we left early. Still, it was a pretty good day of skiing and a very nice trip — good to spend time with the family.