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post #91 of 93
Wait, they sold it for money???
After 50 years weren't they supposed to just donate it to the Indians?

Sounds like your view is it was a financially secure entity that could have afforded all these 20 year planned projects but was sold to get the money out now.

What's up with your Nick thing? There's no ski off required to be able to comment on the future of an area.
post #92 of 93


Thanks for the kind words, Tog. I think Iceage must have me confused with somebody else or he may be in a relationship with one of the Kircher brothers.

 

I just got back to Taos from a few days skiing Copper. Seems like a little more snow there. Copper offers an interesting perspective on the new management at Taos. At Copper, there are lots of parkies in the pipe and banging rails. Nastar is running. Kids are bouncing around all over the place at Woodward. I asked a few questions. All these activities were going full throttle during xmas holidays. Yet, at Taos, the park remains half built as of today and Nastar is still a no go. Taos has not become a more active place under the new management. Yes, the fireworks drew a big new-years crowd. For a brief moment there were actually lift lines. But  day to day mountain operation is just as drowsy and uninspired as ever. Maybe this is a good thing. There are many things that should never change at Taos, and drowsy atmosphere might be one. But I had students who wanted to race at Christmastime and wanted to jib ( ... or do something) to a rail.

 

Taos has always been rather laid back about ski activities. Seems as though racing gets started by about mid-February. The park gets finished by Feb. 1st.The old school hard core, of course,  could care less. But these creative activities help keep the bottleneck slopes less crowded. They improve skier technique and generate enthusiasm. This is missing at Taos. The "scene" is a tad stale.

 

Maybe the "hands off" attitude of the new management should be lauded. Perhaps we should fear too much energy in new directions. We must remember that they have done two really big things - that incredible new lift and an incredible new snowmaking system. But, Copper was a much more fun mountain to ski than Taos on two cloudy dismal days this week.

post #93 of 93
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Originally Posted by Nick Z Taos View Post
 


Thanks for the kind words, Tog. I think Iceage must have me confused with somebody else or he may be in a relationship with one of the Kircher brothers.

 

I just got back to Taos from a few days skiing Copper. Seems like a little more snow there. Copper offers an interesting perspective on the new management at Taos. At Copper, there are lots of parkies in the pipe and banging rails. Nastar is running. Kids are bouncing around all over the place at Woodward. I asked a few questions. All these activities were going full throttle during xmas holidays. Yet, at Taos, the park remains half built as of today and Nastar is still a no go. Taos has not become a more active place under the new management. Yes, the fireworks drew a big new-years crowd. For a brief moment there were actually lift lines. But  day to day mountain operation is just as drowsy and uninspired as ever. Maybe this is a good thing. There are many things that should never change at Taos, and drowsy atmosphere might be one. But I had students who wanted to race at Christmastime and wanted to jib ( ... or do something) to a rail.

 

Taos has always been rather laid back about ski activities. Seems as though racing gets started by about mid-February. The park gets finished by Feb. 1st.The old school hard core, of course,  could care less. But these creative activities help keep the bottleneck slopes less crowded. They improve skier technique and generate enthusiasm. This is missing at Taos. The "scene" is a tad stale.

 

Maybe the "hands off" attitude of the new management should be lauded. Perhaps we should fear too much energy in new directions. We must remember that they have done two really big things - that incredible new lift and an incredible new snowmaking system. But, Copper was a much more fun mountain to ski than Taos on two cloudy dismal days this week.

How is this any different from years past?  The park "scene" was always lacking and even in the last 7 years when they tried to get it going it was always tough. If you remember the park used to share with the nastar course and they always finished the park rather late. There was NEVER park or nastar available on christmas even on good snow years. 

 

I am not confused. 


Edited by iceage - 1/12/15 at 6:41pm
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