Has anyone taken a look at this? http://www.skitaos.org/content/master-development-plan
I was somewhat disappointed when I heard they were planning on putting in high-speed quads and such, but what Taos is planning on doing doesn't look too bad. Besides taking out some of the older chairs and putting in high-speed quads, they are planning on putting in two new chairs. One up to Kachina Peak and another one up West Basin Ridge. I'm sure some people will be irritated at the lifts going up to their favorite hike-to runs, but I for one, am just to lazy to hike 90 minutes up Kachina Peak. You have to hike up as much as you ski down. And the West Basin chair is going in somewhere around Meatball (hard to tell from the map, and the Development Plan doesn't state exactly where) so all the short hikes on West Basin are going to remain hike-to. Taos is also planning on thinning the trees between Longhorn and the Kachina area, much like they did with North American, as well as thinning some of the trees in the terrain accessed by the new West Basin lift. All in all not bad if you're like me and are willing to put in a 15-20 minute hike but don't really care for an hour long trek.