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Taos Ski Valley Resort Reviews

by: bermjl - 6th January 2009

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 1Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
New to Snowboarders
Rude Skiers

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My girlfriend and I traveled from Austin to Santa Fe at a moment's notice to spend the New Years there. We had packed our snowboards, just in case, and then got to try Taos on the 2nd of Jan '09. It was beautiful; temp in the 40s, blue skies, very little wind, and great snow. We left as the storm was hitting town 2 days later, which I heard poured some 16in in 2days. I've snowboarded in Colorado & Utah and, let me tell you, my experience at Taos left me surprisingly pleased. It was, as expected, crowded for a long holiday weekend, but not too bad. Everyone who we met was incredibly nice except for a few skiers who didn't seem pleased that the resort had opened up to snowboarders; jerks! This instructor by the name of Alex Strauss gave us a few "free pointers" to bring our skills to a new level. He did it as a pure joy to the sport. That was really cool. Overall, I gave this whole experience high marks especially with all the great food that can be found anywhere you go. It was also quite affordable compared to Colorado, which needless to say, is becoming a quite over-demanded, overpriced and overcrowded. When comparing experience notes with a friend of mine, it does seem that Taos got the best snow for New Years compared to other resorts. I will certainly go back

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