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Taos Conditions? Cancel Trip?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I have a trip planned to Taos for the last week of the season.

Should I cancel my trip because of poor conditions?

I booked my trip early in the season after good early snowfall.

How much snow has fallen this year? 

Any input would be much appreciated since I face a cancellation deadline with my condo

 

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post #2 of 13

Honestly, it's too early to tell if the conditions will be good or not.

 

Snow is thin right now, but forecasts are calling for a change in the weather pattern. A good March could turn things around. (I'd venture to say they need two feet more to make it prime, which is doable in a month.)

 

Presume you are driving. If so, you can always cancel the condo and take your chances on rebooking if things improve.

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by SunValleySteve View Post

...Should I cancel my trip because of poor conditions?

 

...How much snow has fallen this year? 

 

I agree with Mom, way too early to cancel as Taos often has great snowfall in March. I do not know total snowfall for the season.  

 

Don't sweat it.  Even with thin snow there are enough runs and lines to have a good time.

post #4 of 13

Well, if you get there and the :eek unthinkable happens, there is :nono: no skiing perhaps go fishing?  :dunno  Great trout fishing in that area!

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by SunValleySteve View Post
 

I have a trip planned to Taos for the last week of the season.

Should I cancel my trip because of poor conditions?

I booked my trip early in the season after good early snowfall.

How much snow has fallen this year?

Any input would be much appreciated since I face a cancellation deadline with my condo

 

Mod note: moved to Resorts & Travel

 

I would see how March goes. By that point, you should see whether more snow is on the ground and see whether the 10 day is favorable, which should allow you to plan accordingly.

 

We are all hoping for a big March.

 

Worst case, if Taos looks ugly, you can still take your flight and change your lodging to Pagosa. Wolf Creek has a deep base, so April will either be powder or corn, but should be bottomless coverage on everything through cosing day.

post #6 of 13

21 inches fresh.

 

Just sayin'

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 

21 inches....thats a big dump.....I will be going to Taos.

I just didnt want to go there so I could ski some of the steeps.

A few years ago I went to Aspen in a bad year there were brown

spots all over the place

post #8 of 13

Taos season snowfall is 161 inches.  It has had 27 inches in the past 4 days after having none in the previous 16 days.  Base depth is 52-60 inches, still less than ideal, and Taos is 85% open so some of the steeps must not yet have adequate coverage.  You should be fine with a normal March, but I'd wait until that condo cancellation deadline to make a final call. 

post #9 of 13

Just got back from Taos on Sunday. We got about 16 of those inches while we were there...about 10 of them in the last 6 hours we were there on Saturday. It was pretty darn good. That said, they could uses a few more dumps. On Saturday, West Basin was open over to St. Bernard. It was actually open over to Wonder Bowl a few days earlier before the snow.......and completely closed a few days before that?

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Sounds like a great powder day. A couple feet of snow can change things.

I hoping for  few more dumps before my March 28-April 2nd Trip. I booked my flight.

I dont plan on canceling unless their is no snow for the next three weeks. I always

can go to Wolf Creek for a couple days. That's a worst case scenerio. I prefer to stay

in my condo rental (World Mark/Wyndam Property) downtown. 

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by SunValleySteve View Post
 

Sounds like a great powder day. A couple feet of snow can change things.

I hoping for  few more dumps before my March 28-April 2nd Trip. I booked my flight.

I dont plan on canceling unless their is no snow for the next three weeks. I always

can go to Wolf Creek for a couple days. That's a worst case scenerio. I prefer to stay

in my condo rental (World Mark/Wyndam Property) downtown.

That's where we stayed. I swapped RCI points from Edisto Island, SC for the World Mark. I was pleasantrly surprised. Nice place. Friendly staff. Enough space in our condo. Furniture in the living area was pretty uncomfortable but everything else was fine. I'd stay there again.

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

My partner is a WorldMark member. All their properties are above average.

South Lake Tahoe and Steamboat are both excellent properties if you plan 

a trip out to California and Colorado. We just stayed at World Mark Midway, Utah.

Its about 20 minutes from Park City and Deer Valley. They have another property

in Eden, Utah 10 minutes from Powder MTN and 16 miles from Snowbasin.

 

I am looking forward to the town of Taos as well.

post #13 of 13

Good to know. I still have a bunch of points to use up in my RCI account.

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