Sidelines: May 24-30

Posted 5/24/18

Fly-fishing lessons

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Solitary Angler are offering casting instruction classes every Saturday, May 26-Sept. 1 (except June 23) during the summer season.

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Sidelines: May 24-30


Fly-fishing lessons

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Solitary Angler are offering casting instruction classes every Saturday, May 26-Sept. 1 (except June 23) during the summer season.

Taught by certified fly-fishing instructors from Solitary Angler, these hands-on lessons cover the fundamentals, including how the fly rod, reel and line work together; the three elements to a good cast, how to cast overhand and backhand, even in the wind; and how to shoot line out and strip line in.

Lessons occur every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

This is a free program. However, a New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at Sipapu's general store. Interested anglers are asked to meet at the Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort behind Sipapu's lodge on the patio.

Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment although doing so is not required. Fly rods and reels will be available at the clinics at no charge.

Following the casting clinic, a more in-depth, half-day small stream fly-fishing class on the Río Pueblo will be offered for those who sign up for a fee.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Van at (575) 758-5653.

2018 Angel Fire Resort ‘Demo Daze’

“Demo Daze” will take place May 26-27. This event is free for riders who are interested in DH, XC, Enduro or a mix of mountain bike terrain. Angel Fire Bike Park is bringing together bike vendors from all over the country for novice and expert riders to test ride the latest bikes and try out new biking gear.

Lift tickets are not included with attendance to this event and must be purchased if you’d like to test out a bike.

Angel Fire Bike Park will open for the season Friday (May 18). For more information visit or call (575) 377-4369.

Basketball camp

Taos High School announces its annual basketball camp for young players interested in improving their on-court skills to be held at Taos High School gymnasium June 5-7.

The three-day camp will have two age divisions with two separate times and entry fees for each age category. Ages 6-9 will run from 9-11:30 a.m. and costs $50. Ages 10-13 will run from 1-4 p.m. and costs $65. Proceeds will go to the Taos High School basketball program.

For more information or to sign up, contact Head Coach Hernando Chavez at

Volleyball camp

Taos High School will run a volleyball camp June 19-21 for players aged 6 to 14 at Taos High School gymnasium.

The camp starts at 8 a.m. each day and ends at noon. Cost is $60, and proceeds go to the Taos High School volleyball program.

For information or to sign up, interested players can contact Head Coach Anita Rodríguez at

Angel Fire Adventure

Join the adventure for the 4th Annual Angel Fire Adventure marathon, half-marathon, 5K and Happy Feet Kids Run.

Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery with a run through picturesque Angel Fire. The rolling course is great for beginning runners and poses enough of a challenge for those looking to test their endurance.

The elevation might also take your breath away, but the views are worth it. On event day in July, participants can expect an average high temperature of 80 degrees with a possible low of 40 degrees in the evenings, creating perfect running conditions for all.

Participants will receive a shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. An aid station will be available every 1.5 to 2 miles, and this year's race will include professional chip timing.

This year's event is scheduled for July 1, and runners who register before May 11 will receive a discount.

For more information, visit

Fly casting clinic

Free fly-casting clinics taught by certified fly fishing guides and instructors from the Solitary Angler are scheduled to take place throughout the summer months at Taos Ski Valley.

Reservations are required and participants interested in attending will need to bring their own gear or use Solitary Angler's rods and reels. The clinics will run from June 2 – Sept. 1 every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - noon (except June 23). Participants are asked to meet in front of Tim’s Stray Dog Cantina.

To register and reserve gear, call the Solitary Angler at (575) 758-5653.





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