Mucho respect here for good snowboarders. All twelve of 'em.
Taos has some pretty sweet bumps. Coincidence? Actually I feel bad for all of 'em around here driving all the way up to Wolf Creek, which is one of those places that should ban snowboarders because the flat runouts just suck for people without functional equipment they can move around on without hopping like a man sized snow compactor.
Snowboarding isn't a sport or a lifestyle like skiing for any but a small handful of participants. For the most part it is a few day a year recreational activity for people with little investment in learning, technique, etc. At a given speed, snowboards are much more difficult to change direction. Don't believe me? Let's race. : So you combine people without much skill or experience with a younger demo taking more risks using inferior equipment and you have a recipe for disaster.