Archive for the Skiing Category

Happy Valentine’s Day to All

Posted in General, Skiing on February 14, 2011 by Jenny Kimball

Jenny SkiingMy sweetie and I decided to head up to the ski basin yesterday to enjoy the crystal clear blue sunny day. The snow is gorgeous, still powdery, with just a few rocky glitches to watch for and there were no lift lines at all. Anyone thinking about getting out and carving some turns should head up there while the snow is still fabulous! Think about what you and your Valentine enjoy doing together and take time out today to enjoy it together. If you do not have a special someone, reach out to a good friend or family member and tell them how much they mean to you. It is a good day to reflect on those that are near and dear to our hearts and let them know how special they are!

 

I saw this during this morning's jog along Canyon Road. You can't see very well from the photo, but the word LOVE is spelled out in natural greenery.

More Snow Than You Can Imagine

Posted in Art, Santa Fe Non-Profits, Skiing, Who's Who with tags , , , on March 17, 2010 by Jenny Kimball

My husband, Rob, and I recently skied Ski Santa Fe where there is more snow than you can imagine. Even the highest peak, south-facing Cornice, was open. Not a rock was showing and we were able to carve many fresh powder turns. There were very few people skiing, easy parking, no lift lines, electric blue skies and fresh powder on every tree run. A totally amazing ski day.

We rushed home to prepare for a small dinner party we were hosting. Tony Abeyta, a young, extremely talented Navajo artist joined us, along with his 12-year-old daughter Margeaux. Tony’s amazing artwork is shown at Blue Rain Gallery here in Santa Fe. In 1992, Tony designed that year’s poster promoting Santa Fe’s world-famous Indian Market – quite an honor!

Our hotel, La Fonda on the Plaza, showcases a few pieces of Tony’s. One of his traditional works is on the wall in the Lobby hall when you enter the hotel via the parking garage; our deceased owners, Sam and Ethel Ballen, bought several years ago at a charity auction. La Fonda also has a few more recent works-on-paper by Tony (more contemporary in style), which are in one of our concierge-level Terrace at La Fonda rooms. Rob and I are commissioning him to create a piece of art for our house so we wanted him to see the colors and feel of our house at night.

Also joining us for dinner was Bruce Bernstein with his wife, Landis Smith. Bruce is the executive director of SWAIA (Southwestern Association for Indian Arts), the organization that promotes Native American arts and organizes Indian Market every year. I am a new board member for this organization and, as you might imagine, most of the conversation revolved around Native American artists and the friends we all have in common.

If you have never experienced Indian Market, it is one truly amazing sight and scene. This year, the dates are August 21-22, with associated festivities and events starting earlier that week.