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 I haven't seen King G plead for grooming Kachina.  I could be wrong.  Moving along.

Ok, when I said this to KG, I really, really think I said what I meant...
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but I don't think I have seen you spam up every Taos-related thread

Ah, I mis-read. Sorry, no offense meant.
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Aspen and Beaver Creek DH runs pale in comparison to a groomed Kachina.

 

And, in order to have an FIS Kosher World Cup DH, one must have 2,624.67 vertical feet (800 meters), which would be more than covered if one took off from the top of the K peak lift and ended at the juncture of Rubezahl and Streetcar. No need to ski any further on Rubezahl.

 

In order to run K peak at speed safely, grooming is essential. It’s not so much a matter of conditioning. It’s a matter of safety.

 

Super G for the US  B Team is currently run on Rosi’s at Copper at about 7AM. That much I know, because I ski there a few days in the season. That run is opened for the general public at 9AM. Rosi’s does not offer the the rush that a groomed K peak does. It’s not in the same league. In fact, K peak is a much more significant rush at speed than either the Roche Cup DH or the Birds of Prey DH. You guys are dead on in your attachment to K peak. It is a very special part of the planet. I’m just interested in making it … specialer.

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Nick is smoking Zcrack.   Taos will never have a FIS DH. 

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They already have an FIS DH, gol darn it .... They just ain't held the event yet.

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They already have an FIS DH, gol darn it .... They just ain't held the event yet.


Sorry Nick, but not at Taos.  The lift up Kachina is something I can deal with.  Grooming Main Street is not.  The only events that Kachina is suited for are Big Mountain Freeride and Chinese Downhill. 

 

The only people I've spoken to that like the lift are the ones that were too lazy to hike the peak in the first place.  And the only person I've spoken to that is an advocate for grooming Main Street is you.  It is a waste of time, money, and resources and it destroys the only sustained, inbound, above treeline skiing in NM. 

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Sorry Nick, but not at Taos.  The lift up Kachina is something I can deal with.  Grooming Main Street is not.  The only events that Kachina is suited for are Big Mountain Freeride and Chinese Downhill. 

 

The only people I've spoken to that like the lift are the ones that were too lazy to hike the peak in the first place.  And the only person I've spoken to that is an advocate for grooming Main Street is you.  It is a waste of time, money, and resources and it destroys the only sustained, inbound, above treeline skiing in NM. 

 

Oh, lets be fair. Taos' Facebook page showed several others enthralled with the idea of Main St. grooming.

 

As far as I can tell, they were also from Texas. Go figure.

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Oh, lets be fair. Taos' Facebook page showed several others enthralled with the idea of Main St. grooming.

 

As far as I can tell, they were also from Texas. Go figure.


To be fair, Nick is a very accomplished instructor. 

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Thank you for the vote of confidence HF.

 

I don't mind if the WC DH never gets run here. (Perhaps it could be a training ground.) My argument is that K Peak should receive special care. I am disappointed that that entire section of the mountain is only open for a very brief period late in the winter. If the slopes were cared for, had snowmaking, had summer as well as winter grooming ... perhaps .... perhaps K Peak could be open sooner. I'm real partial to the high skiing of Copper and Loveland and A Basin. Much of it is skiable much earlier in the season. Of course, K Peak is steeper. It is a unique drop. But with some loving care I think that a lot of the terrain could be rendered skiable with less base - firmed by the strategic placement of snowguns as well as shaped by the artists on the grooming machines.

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FYI, there is a new thread for Taos 2015-16 . . . I think North America is getting into "pre-season" already. :)

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/142212/2015-2016-taos-nm-stoke-weather

 

Edit: posts from early August moved to new thread

 

Edit: locked.  2013-14 and 2014-15 are history

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