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The local's guide to heading south, choosing tubers and lodge-living

during the snowy months-plus movies, books and a winter culture calendar.

It's true that we escaped (or missed out on) Santa Fe's traditional late October helping of snow; the mountains are limned in white, but our adobes are still soaking up nothing but sun. Winter doesn't even begin, in a technical ***image3***sense, until the solstice on December 21, but any fool with fingertips and a nose can tell it's getting cold. For some of us, it's time to

. For others, it's time to hunker down with

or movies (

and

) or find indoor ways to catch up on local culture and our own ***image7***

. There's plenty of Santa Feans chomping at the bit to hit snow-covered slopes and trails, and plenty more scheming on

. The people of San Juan Pueblo divide themselves into Summer People and Winter People, and used to live across the Rio Grande from each other.

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Today's New Mexico is not so different in terms of social separation, but our seasons are inclusive; summers full of wind and afternoon rain, winters full of sunshine-Santa Fe has a little something for everyone, all year 'round.