Originally Posted by pablo5z
Taos Ski Valley closed 4/10 with its best year in along time. Finishing with a 115" base up top and 90"+ at mid, it was a memorable season. When Taos gets snow like this it is truly one of the half dozen most challenging ski areas in the country. I ran in to more than a few skiers from Tahoe and CO who had never been to Taos before and were blown away by the terrain and cool vibe.
---definitly. My ski buddy & I hit taos april 14 on what was supposed to be our first, single day, stop on a week long tour of it and 4 southern colorado mountains. 14 inches on our first day, and we never made it to any other mountains. taos has some of the best in-bounds steeps & chutes that i have ever skied, the west basin & the outcropp on highline with the three trees chute (or something like that) were incredible. kachina was closed the first day, and got a little slabby by the time they opened it the next day, but after sneaking over and dropping into the untracked above the hunziger bowl, worth every inch of the long hike up. maybee it's because i've been skiing there since i was about 4, but i would trade vail for taos any day.
and oh yea------------NO SNOWBOARDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!