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Taos 3/4-3/6

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What an awesome mountain especially if you are willing to "earn your turns". 67" base with 4" two days prior and 5" 5 days prior. Bottom was pretty thin coverage with major bumps and firm. But the top runs were soft and only a little choppy. We hiked up 7 times over 3 days including Kachina peak, Corner chute (had untouched boot high at the bottom), Ninos Heroes, Juarez, Hidalgo, and Stauffenbergs x2 on the west basin.

 

Kachina:

Tough climb but worth it, snow was soft and smooth. We headed down Main street (center left in pic) then made a right turn around the trees into Hunzikers (bottom left in pic).

 

Kachina peak.JPG

We made it!!!.JPG

 

Corner Chute (I think): Got a little tight in the choke area, I had to sidestep inbetween a rock and tree and was wishing my skis were shorter (mid right in pic).

Corner chute.JPG

 

Stauffenbergs: This one scared me a bit but was my friends fav so we did it twice.

Stauffy top.JPG

Stauffy front view.JPG

Stauffy drop.JPG

 

Me in Ninos Heroes: More my style... no rocks to worry about

Ninos Heroes Drop.JPG

Ninos Heroes Mid.JPG

 

I really liked the vibe at this place. Everyone seemed to march to their own beat. For example, when we were thinking about hiking to Kachina peak we decided to go to the patrol station first because the temps had really warmed up and we were worried about the conditions. So I walk in and say to the patrolmen "I need some advice" and he said "buy low sell high, wear a condom, and wash behind your ears". But then he told us the conditions were always good up there and he was right. As we boarded a chairlift, a lifty asked me what I thought the biggest dinosaur was? I guessed but was wrong. We got on another lift and two liftys had the theme song to Night at the Roxbury blasting "What is love, baby dont hurt me, dont hurt me no more" and they were both doin the one sided head nod dance in perfect unison. The skiing was fun too.

agreen

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Taos has always been one of mine favorite. Didn't get there musch ths season.

I'll be there from 3/25 to 4/4

Hope the snow holds.  

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Nice pics and TR.  I'm headed that way this evening, so good to hear the conditions are still holding out.  I'm a bit worried about the spring break crowds.

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El Duderino - if you have a chance will you post a quick update after skiing tomorrow?

 

I would really appreciate it - I have the opportunity to drive up there Thursday and ski Friday/Sat, but I don't want to make that drive (from Austin) if the crowds are bad or the snow isn't good.

 

Would owe you big for some on-site info.  No worries if you can't get to it. 

 

 

 

 

 

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^^^I'll do my best to report back as soon as I can.

 

Hopefully someone else can also respond who may already be there.

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Thanks for the report.  Almost went there.

Up at Ski Whitefish now, lots of wet snow, hoping for temp drop tomorrow and into weekend.

 

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Yikes, what a time to be here.  Left early both yesterday and today.  
 

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Thanks for the report.  Almost went there.

Up at Ski Whitefish now, lots of wet snow, hoping for temp drop tomorrow and into weekend.

 



 

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We got on another lift and two liftys had the theme song to Night at the Roxbury blasting "What is love, baby dont hurt me, dont hurt me no more" and they were both doin the one sided head nod dance in perfect unison. The skiing was fun too.

agreen

 

You gotta love a good sense of humor.yahoo.gif

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