chainsaw work

2015 Chainsaw Crew Work

Summer Volunteer work 2015 has begun.
The 2015 Summer Chainsaw crew work has begun. We will have crews working on Tuesday evenings this spring until it gets too dry for fire danger. We meet at the maintenance building at the base of Spruce Chair at 4:50 PM and head up the mountain by 5:15 PM. Our first work site is in between the top of the Townsight Quad chair and the top of Spruce Chair. Contact Brian Foley btf{at]lanl.gov if you would like to join our crew.
Work site
April 16, 2015. Neal Pederson and helpers have not yet ridden most of the bike trails so this map below is listing sites where we cut trees last year. I will post a new map soon, of the trees that need to be taken care of before Summerfest for sure, starting with trails that will be used for the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs on May 23. Contact Brian Foley or Neal Pederson if you can help, or if you find other sites that need work which are not mapped here.

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Contacts on the ski area are:
Tom Long’s Cell phone is 412-2563 and his email is gm@skipajarito.com
Marcy Parten is in the office 662-5725 email ski@skipajarito.com
Mike Green’s Cell phone is 690-1668
Brian Foley’s Cell phone is 948-6863 email btf@lanl.gov
Butch Wood’s cell phone is 412-1419 email igorwood@aol.com
Neal Pederson Cell phone is 660-1400 email np@vicontrols.com

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Bike Trails (9/12/2011 Update)

!*!*! Could everyone who worked on bike trails with me e-mail the approximate dates and hours worked to np@vicontrols.com ASAP?!*!*!  Your name will go into a drawing for a bunch of prizes for volunteers.  The more you worked the better your chances!  I tried to keep track of hours but it was difficult the first few weeks when we had some large turnouts.

Recent news:

9/21/2011: Solo work session.  Fixed up the Battle Stations road gap jump, the drop into Muy Loco, and the jump by the holding pond.  I also put several new signs up on the new Cub Scout trail.

9/14/2011: Aaron cut the trees off the new Cub Scout trail and finished up Rich’s new log ride.  Myself, Ben, and Kristin fixed up the open section of Aspenola near Dog Patch, created a new Berm on lower Dogpatch where it briefly goes into the run, fixed up the jumps on lower Dogpatch, and removed a lot of the roots that came up where the motorcycles came through lower Dogpatch.

9/7/2011: Rich added another log between Mother’s Milk and Triple Threat.  We raked all the loose rocks out of upper Mother’s Milk.

Aug 27/28: First day of lift served biking and the trails were great!  Next day will be Ulr Fest and possibly one more after that.

8/22/2011: We posted 23 new signs with maps all over the mountain.  I made them by laminating 8.5×11 laser printouts.  They’re not big but have maps saying “you are here” on them which will make it a lot easier to figure out where you are.  We also fixed up the upper sections of bike trails that the MX race used.  As long as they dry out this week they should be in great shape by the weekend.

8/21/2011: With permission from the race officials, we had five people do a repair to the lower section of where the MX race used Aspenola to prevent severe damage from the ruts.  We got a lot done and then watched the water-outs in affect as a torrential downpour hit us hard.  I was told the race officials would be on the mountain through Tuesday fixing up the affects of the course and I’ve got my fingers crossed.

8/15/2011: We were able to buff up sections of Muy Loco, Battle Stations, and upper Race Course.  On Wednesday (8/17) we chain sawed out all of the down trees on the Lower Aspenola XC trail.  This trail is going to need a lot of Locust bush removal and some dirt work to become very ridable.  Rich Strang has made ton of changes to Mother’s Milk.  It now has several new log rides to replace the ones that burned along with several jumps and a 7′ wooden drop.

We’ll keep working on them but the bike trails are ready to open for lift days!

If you want to help please e-mail me at np@vicontrols.com to let me know you are coming. My phone numbers are 662-1461 (home office) and 660-1400 (cell while at the mountain).

Thanks! – Neal Pederson