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 So based on these two posts I have some input. First I'm not sure what you mean by big air? That typically refers to the freestyle park event like you see in the X games. If you mean big cliffs then the reality is since you consider yourself a possible lvl 7 that your probably not going to be dropping 40 ft cliffs before your ready for new skis. I don't mean that as a negative just I wouldn't use it as a criteria for this pair, by the time your ready for that kind of...
Not to be snarky   but that's the definition of supply and demand economics
Nit pickers on Epic?
Taos is up to $86/day still not bad compared to Co and Cal destination resorts but it's starting to not be as great a deal as it once was. 
 The runs are benchy and not super long but Wolf Creek fits your criteria. If you plan right one of your days could be on a locals day for $43 normal rate is around $70ish. Ski Santa Fe is $72, it's a little on the small side but is good for at least a day and has some great steep tree skiing. Schweitzer would be a good one too. I haven't skied it in good conditions but my friends that live there say it has very quality terrain.   
 How could that possibly stop you in a reasonable amount of time with any kind of speed? Your skis have to be skidding to create enough friction and to do so they need to be somewhat perpendicular to the fall line. We can get technical and claim that the fall line isn't YOUR direction of travel but then you would stop eventually regardless which is what  tdk meant when referring to turning uphill to stop. A more accurate way to describe a hockey stop IMHO is turning the...
I'm surprised no one has said Vail yet. That town is just ugly to me.   Keystone is not great either.   What about Albuquerque do we count as a ski town for Sandia
 The shift advisor was who I spoke to, like I said I think it was just a very hectic morning for them and a rare occurrence. Side note: I thought the skill scale only went to level 9 but a guy walked up and said he was level 10 and the instructor organizing people didn't seemed fazed by it. Has it changed or does Taos use it's own?   @brocktice I might be there Saturday. I'll probably be taking a lesson in the morning but maybe we can get some turns in after lunch.
Been meaning to get on here and report back about my week at Taos. I got to spend an afternoon skiing with @KingGrump and he did a great job showing us around. My dad and his friend spent the rest of our time there telling me they wanted to learn to ski bumps with the efficiency that KingGrump does. Unfortunately my dad was having issues with his back most of the week so bumps didn't help very much.   I took two lessons while I was there and the first day I had Peter...
Nice report. Your impressions align pretty closely with the general consensus here, if you're starting to enjoy moguls you will have to spend some time on E chair next time your at Breck they were probably a little steep for you this time around but next time you should be able to handle some of the more tame runs over there.
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