I notice that they turned off the comments section on the boarding announcement pretty quickly after racking up 15 pages:http://www.ridetaos.org/index.php?bl...age=0#comments
Not a lot of news here, it looks like one of our "Why we hate snowboarders thread".
I notice they mention plans for expansion, so they were probably worried about public use comments in any open hearings, this is one way to defuse those before things get started.
I guess the one thing you have to ask yourself is how long Taos will hold out as essentially a family run operation. Most ski areas are run by corporations these days, not founder entrepreneurs. Safe bet is if they take on a lot of debt that the Blakes will eventually lose control. What ticks me off is that as soon as the big corporations move in it all becomes more about real estate and selling burritos than skiing, and the price of daily lift tix goes through the roof. Somebody ought to do an expose on how rich people have gotten running resorts on what is mostly public land, while the park service is running out of money.
It looks like it's time to ski Taos before the ski Taos we knew disappears forever.