This year were thinking of skipping Taos. First, we're over 70 so we won't be hiking the ridges or Kachina, and we don't do bumps (not that we ever did), so we seem to be limited to doing laps in the Lower StAuffenberg area and off the Kachina Lift, the basically blue stuff. Second is the question of where to stay - in town with reasonable accommodations and lots of restaurants, and a 45minute drive in the morning, and a hike from parking, or at the mountain and a drive for supper. We have a b&b in Taos we like but after flying 2500 miles, who wants to drive to ski. Right in the ski valley is too expensive, so we've stayed at Amizette Inn, about a mile from the area, but I'd like something a little less funky.
Persuade me I'm wrong about skipping Taos. And is Parajito worth a day since we can spend a day in LA? And is Purgatory worth the drive from Pagosa as a break from WC?