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Recommend skis for Southern Colorado / Northern New Mexico?

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Hi all...

I will get to live in northern NM next year and want some skis for the slops in north NM and the Colorado area. I tried several skis three years ago and loved the Volkl 5 Stars for carving the groomed slopes at our small Ruidoso mountain here. We rarely had powder but I'd like to try it. I've never skied a big famous place.

Skis and ski trends evolve, plus don't know what kind of snow to prepare for in those areas. Generally speaking, are mountains in that area mostly nice groomed slopes? Do they have a lot of powder usually?

I guess if there will be tons of powder I should get a wider ski? I do want to carve, so reverse camber or rockers might not be good? Or yes? ????

Thanks for any help....

Jim
post #2 of 5

Stick with your Volkls until you decide on something else.  The Dynastar 8000 is my go to ski at Taos.  The Volkl Mantra is also a good ski for Taos, as is the K2 Recon.  The most popular brands at Taos are Dynastar, Salomon, K2, Volkl, and Stockli.  If you live in northern NM, go to Taos - don't waste your time with southern Colorado.  You will find Taos completely different than Rockidoso.

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I don't agree on wasting your time with Southern Colorado.  I like Taos,  but Wolf Creek is a pleasant place to ski as well.
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Stick with your Volkls until you decide on something else.  The Dynastar 8000 is my go to ski at Taos.  The Volkl Mantra is also a good ski for Taos, as is the K2 Recon.  The most popular brands at Taos are Dynastar, Salomon, K2, Volkl, and Stockli.  If you live in northern NM, go to Taos - don't waste your time with southern Colorado.  You will find Taos completely different than Rockidoso.

Cool, thanks much.

Would you say Taos is mostly groomed slopes, or also has a lot of powder?

Thanks again.
Jim
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Taos is typically about 1/3 groomed and the rest is ungroomed bump runs, trees, steep shutes and ridges. Powder depends on storms. No groomed blacks but some of the groomed blues would be blacks at other mountains.
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