I am chris, and if you are one of the three sledders who wanted info on skating trails in nm you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can get you on the email list for sandia grooming also. nice meeting you.
chris m and I shoveled the full length of the access road today, leveling and widening. I bet is almost 12 feet wide for 90% of the trail now. its done for the season, except for that tight corner. I think Fredrik is going to have to look at that when he grooms.
1 to 2 inches of fresh snow made the service road perfect for skating since you could catch a edge and there is a great solid base of snow underneath. you can ski on the access road but there is a lot of loose shoveled snow on it so might be better to wait until Fredrik grooms it. stick and glide guys can go to it.