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Went back up there 18-21..It was snowing when we got there..Woke up the next day, and told my wife I just had to hike the ridge..I skied corner shoot, and the powder was over my knees...Its amazing how many people go up there, but they overlook some great spots.
After I got that over with, I met my wife to go to the park..I beleive it is called Maxi's..My Wife, and 9 yr old daughter were both jumping at the same time..They both wiped out,but on 2 different jumps, I only saw my wife, and she was fine..We were all laughing, and someone yelled from the lift that my daughter was hurt..She had decide to jump again while I was trying to help the wife. We went down there and she was garaged sale all over, and said her wrist hurt..The patrol came, and we took her to the urgent care, where they said she had a bone that had compressed, but not broken.They put her in a cast, paid them, and off we went..The whole thing from start to Finish was about 45 minutes..The reason I explain this is that the employees, from the patrol to the doctors were extremely courteous, and helpful, and I wanted to give them a BIG thumbs up, and Thank You for being so good at what they do..We were all wearing helmets, and I could tell from the back of her helmet that she had hit her head too, because there was still snow on it...Parents get your children helmets. You should wear them too BTW. I am a helmet hater, but I see the need to wear one.
The next day I still had the urge to hike back up, and run Juarez..I did, and it was still knee deep in powder..Great run..A great time was had by all(mainly because my daughter was doing fine), and my wife finally got to wear her new custom boots with no pain whatsoever,and the runs were great.
We decided to stop at Taos Pizza on the way out, and everyone was right..Great Pizza.
I sound like a bulletin board about Taos, but if you have not gone, take the time to go..It is worth it..After all this time there is still tons of powder lurking everywhere..The people are the nicest we have come across in a long time..They said it was a busy weekend, and I never stayed in line more than a minute.....I would post a couple of pics, but I do not know how...

Lee
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Hope they show up..Here is a pic of my girls, and a few from the ridge You can see how the wind was blowing on this one







Top O the ridge


Corner chute



My girls
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Originally Posted by bwxmas View Post
I sound like a bulletin board about Taos, but if you have not gone, take the time to go..It is worth it..After all this time there is still tons of powder lurking everywhere..The people are the nicest we have come across in a long time..They said it was a busy weekend, and I never stayed in line more than a minute.
. . . and if you don't go to Taos this season, you'll be a year older when you do.

Glad there weren't any serious injuries.
post #4 of 14
...Ahem.... at least give me warning when you're coming up. We were there on Sunday, too! :

Glad your daughter wasn't hurt. I had a bit of an incident of my own in Lorelei Trees that day.

And the powder was surprisingly good off the ridge-- considering that we haven't had any major dumps for awhile.
post #5 of 14
Awesome; some of my best days have been at Taos. You just can't beat it after a big dump. I'm glad you had a good time and no one was seriously hurt.

So, Lori; what happened to you in the Lorelei Trees? Cmon', tell...:
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Thanks for the TR Lee. Glad your daughter is fine. It's been a couple eons since I've been to Taos.....(& Ojo Caliente) I need to get down there and it looks like a good year to make the 4 or 5 hour cruise. Hope you'll get some of the fresh & light 12 inches today and more on the way. :
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So, Lori; what happened to you in the Lorelei Trees? Cmon', tell...:
Well, I don't want to hijack Lee's thread. But it was just one of those things where I popped a ski, slid backwards, and had to self-arrest sort a things. :
All the gory details here: http://www.theskidiva.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2704

Anyway, no major injuries except to my psyche.

Lee, I know you hate helmets but you might want to think about getting one, especially with the runs you are making. We didn't start wearing them until last season, and they are so light weight we hardly know we are wearing them now.
post #8 of 14
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Lori,
I do hate them, but we were all wearing them..I do have a family to take care of, and figured the smart way would be a bucket..I even have 2 just in case..
If you passed a guy with a green jacket bent over trying to catch his breath on the ridge..It was me

The more we go the more we want to stay, what a great mountain...
Lee
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Lori,
If you passed a guy with a green jacket bent over trying to catch his breath on the ridge..It was me
I don't pass people on the ridge-- they pass me! I know exactly where you're coming from.
post #10 of 14
I was going to try to find out on the Mountain, but I might as well ask here. I'll be in Taos on Sunday and the forecast is for snow over the weekend (plus the 3'' yesterday and the snow falling today ). How do I find out when they open the ridge and up to which runs?
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I was going to try to find out on the Mountain, but I might as well ask here. I'll be in Taos on Sunday and the forecast is for snow over the weekend (plus the 3'' yesterday and the snow falling today ). How do I find out when they open the ridge and up to which runs?
There are a couple of signs at the top of lift 2. Right where you start to hike in, there is a sign showing open/closed for the Highline ridge & West Basin, and how many trails are open. There is another sign down past the ski patrol hut, which shows more general trail status. Sometimes patrol will also put up a small white board sign showing what times the ridge will open/close. Note that hike-in access to the ridge is almost always closed by 2pm (thereabouts) so that patrol has time to sweep before closing.
post #12 of 14
Toas is now on the list and that Ridge too! Saweet! Nice mix of terrain.
post #13 of 14
Thanks Lori, and glad that your accident didn't have any serious consequences.

I wish I could be in Taos tomorrow (forecast is for a clear powder day), but I have to use a Red River lift ticket before it expires. I've never been so bummed to have a free lift ticket

And since there's so many NM people here, any recommendations about good runs on Red River? first time going there.
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Only 1/4

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Toas is now on the list and that Ridge too! Saweet! Nice mix of terrain.
Finndog,

That picture did not come out that well, but you only see about 1/4 of what the ridge looks like..It is massive, and you can go as big as you feel.
It goes all the way to the bowl in the background, and it goes just as far the other way..
Simon,

I did notice that as soon as you get off lift 2 and look up at the trail, there is a sign that shows which trails are open..When I went there was only 4 open, sure wish I could be there this weekend, looks like it is going to be great.

Lee
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