Taos, NM Skiing March 2015- Page 1
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In March, 2015, I flew to Midland from DFW. Bobby Lee and I drove to Taos, it took 8 hours Midland to Taos.
We had a very nice condo in the middle of Taos, close to food and shopping (thanks Leslie).
We had two excellent days of spring skiing, but I think that if we had gone a few days later, the snow would
not have been very good. It was very bright, not cloudy and there were no lines at any of the ski lifts. We were
very lucky that it snowed a lot 3 weeks before we went and then 2 days before we skiied. Plan for next year is
to ski in January or February.
No broken bones this year, just sore muscles. We made a lot of runs, I could barely stand when we were done
each day. I had a great time
Since Bobby had never been to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge,
I took him there on our first afternoon in Taos after we had rented
our skis. It is just 10 miles outside of Taos and is one of the
highest bridges in the US. Very nice, I read that it is about 550
feet above the Rio Grande. I did not know that Bobby is afraid
of heights like that and I know that he did not like the way the
bridge shakes when an 18-wheeler truck zooms by. It is good
for some photos and should be seen whenever in Taos. I did
not take the 3 photos below as I did not have a helicopter or
plane, but the bridge looks better from the air than on the bridge.
When we were done looking at this 500 foot deep hole, we went
a half mile away to a brew pub for a few beers. Whoever thought
serving beer next to a deep gorge does not have your safety in mind!
We dressed in light ski coats for 2 days.
It was sunny, sometimes we skied so
hard we were sweating, at other times it
was pretty cold. A few crazy guys were
skiing without shirts on, I did not see any
girls skiing in bikinis.
At left is the new Kachina Peak lift at
Taos, opened this year. It adds 50%
more skiable area, however it is all
double black diamond areas, not even
Also at left here is a fresh avalance
in the Kachina Bowl. Early in the
mornings, you can hear the ski patrol
guys setting off explosives to trigger
slides so the skiers are safe during
Picture at far left is a very crusty
blue trail that we went down. The
bumps were icy and bigger than
we had thought.