When I went skiing for the very first time, I really appreciated this sign. It's pretty intimidating for a first timer to look up at the mountain from the base. Taos looks a lot scarier to a beginner than it really ends up being. If anybody's worried about beginner there, remember what the sign says. "WE HAVE MANY EASY RUNS TOO!"
Very true...everything that you can see from chair 1 is absolutely frightening to the novice skier. Even in the beginner area you have Raspberry Hill lingering above. Some of the gnarliest wipeouts on the mountain occur there every morning when the bumps are the size of volkswagens and the snow is bulletproof. Chair 4 is a fantastic beginner/intermediate lift. A lot of wide open, gentle blues with a few really fun greens mixed in. As much as I love ripping down West Basin, I always find myself lapping chair 4 at some point during the day. 36oz Optimators at the Bavarian don't hurt either