Like top of Table Mesa in Boulder? I grew up right around there. Sounds like a blast.
Did you find a place to rent skate skis? I want to try it, too. Getting lots of classic time in right now, but mostly just out and backs with the kids. Yay, snow!
Devils Thumb Ranch was really great, haven't skied Table Mesa yet. They were renting equipment right there at DTR, so yeah I was able to try the skate skis out, totally good workout. I think I should take a lesson to get better technique, totally different feel than classic & downhill, especially those uber-long poles.
That's great you are getting out there a lot. Jealous! Being out here has its plusses and minuses. Being so close to the mountains / wilderness is wonderful, but there's hardly ever and snow down where we live, and certainly not enough to just hop on skis for an out and back, ugh.