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[DUPLICATE THREAD--sorry! Use this one instead: http://www.epicski.com/t/109198/taos-with-beginner-child]

 

I may have a chance to ski Taos with the family in late February. I know Taos has some challenging terrain, and am wondering how suitable it is for a child who is still on green runs. I see from the trail map that lifts 1 & 5 have a green run, but they are over black terrain and may look scary-steep from the bottom, which may freak out my youngest. Any thoughts from someone who has been there whether a beginner child might find some fun terrain? He will be skiing with me, my wife or an older brother.


Edited by jeff2010 - 1/18/12 at 6:10pm
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Taos has very few green runs and those they do are typically pretty crowded, narrow, and often icy.

 

However, there are some wide blues that most kids would have no issues with (Bambi, etc).  Even these runs tend to get small moguls on occasion which can freak out the uninitiated, but they're far from treacherous and really a great opportunity go gain confidence and skill :-)  My personal opinion is that these blues are much safe than the greens.

 

Taos can appear to be a daunting mountain to inexperienced skiers because from the bottom of the base you're looking straight up Al's Run and Snakedance.  However once you get up, it's amazing.

 

This being said, in my experience, kids are pretty oblivious to this stuff and much more adventurous than adults.  Great mountain...with great instructors if ski school is an option.

 

FWIW, I first skied there at the age of 3 (36 years ago) and my 2 kids and nephews all learned to ski there.  It is far from groomer heaven, but a great place to learn to ski and the overall vibe is very chill and New Mexico all the way.

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This is a double thread -- somehow the intial post got duplicated.

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This is a double thread -- somehow the intial post got duplicated.

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perhaps a moderator could merge the threads?

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