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Spring fling south of the border.

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Welcome to New Mexico, The land of entrapment. It’s not quite south of the US border, will Colorado do? So get all your shots and grab your passport and come on down.  

 

Taos had a banner year in term of snow this year. Over 70” base when we rolled into town on April March 18th. Another 11” of wet heavy snow fell on the 4/19-20 3/19-20 causing quite a bit of closures all around the mountain. The new snow covered the entire mountain like a heavy wet blanket. Making for some spectacular spring skiing in the following weeks.      

 

The new lift on Kachina peak changed the entire traffic pattern on the mountain. Most skiers are on the peak from 10 am to 3 pm. The upper and lower front are completely empty until end of day. The snow on Kachina peak never thawed so the condition on the peak stay winter consistency thru out my 18 days there. My impression of the peak was it skied like the bird on steroid.

As I said many times before, I'm in love all over again. 

 

During our stay, @garyskr dropped by and visited us for few days. Below are few pics from his visit. 

 

 

The K Chutes at Kachina Peak

 

 

Main Street under the new Kachina Peak lift.

 

 

Just to sure we were at Taos. @garyskr, Mrs Grump & I at the base.  

 

 

Garyskr excited to be on the peak.  

 

 

Garyskr & I starting down Main Street.  

 

 

Garyskr exiting K6 chute. 

 

 

 

At the entrance to Japanese flag glade. 

 

 

Garyskr cruising thru Japanese flag glade. 

 

 

Garyskr coming out of the Blitz trees - right into the jaws of the bumps.   

 

 

Still in Blitz. Not quite out of the woods yet, or is that the bumps?  

 

 

A well earned beer at après on the St. B. deck. 

 

 

Wine on the house deck with Al's in the background. 

 

 

Ahhhh, soaking out Kachina peak from the body with a glass of red. 

 

Edited to correct date error.


Edited by KingGrump - 4/10/15 at 8:13am
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Looks like a great time!  Sure wish I could have made it out. 

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Taos had a banner year in term of snow this year. Over 70” base when we rolled into town on April 18th. Another 11” of wet heavy snow fell on the 4/19-20 causing quite a bit of closures all around the mountain.

 

Nice TR - love Taos! 

But did I just travel forward in time?  ;) 

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Wow, did you just run into @garyskr or did you know he would be there? 

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Nice! (But you meant March when you were talking dates, right? For people who might read this thread much later.)
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Gotta love King Grump...not only is he north of the border, he's also skiing in the future! One of these years, I need to visit with the Grumps on a spring ski trip. Color me jealous.

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Sorry for the date confusion. In my mind, spring skiing is usually done in April. 

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Wow, did you just run into @garyskr or did you know he would be there? 

 

We knew in advance he would be there.

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Gotta love King Grump...not only is he north of the border, he's also skiing in the future! One of these years, I need to visit with the Grumps on a spring ski trip. Color me jealous.

 

There is always next year. :D

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