Arizona/New Mexico The Taos Mini-Gathering 2020 Wasn't So "Mini"

ForeverSki

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What was the feeling for intermediates? Did they have enough terrain to be interesting?
I‘m barely intermediate at level 5. My ski week instructor took us all over the front and back of the mountain and there were still more trails to explore at the end of six days. Even confined to greens and blues, there is enough variety in terrain and pitch to keep engaged. I was not at all bored.
 

puptwin

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Great report, the pictures really bring it to life for those of us who have never been there. Nice work!
 

KingGrump

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Headed there on Sunday - reading all of the posts and seeing the pictures has really ramped up the anticipation!
Give me a shout if you want to make some turns together.
 

Jenny

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Will do - as long as you’re feeling like taking it easy that day, that is!

I’ll be doing M-F ski week, so my husband will be skiing hard in the morning and relaxing a bit more in the afternoons.
 

KingGrump

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Will do - as long as you’re feeling like taking it easy that day, that is!

I’ll be doing M-F ski week, so my husband will be skiing hard in the morning and relaxing a bit more in the afternoons.
I always take it easy. Too old for hard charging. :ogbiggrin:
 

Pat AKA mustski

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Will do - as long as you’re feeling like taking it easy that day, that is!

I’ll be doing M-F ski week, so my husband will be skiing hard in the morning and relaxing a bit more in the afternoons.
Ski with him!!!! You will learn as much as a private lesson. He will not push you beyond your ability and will stay right with you if you feel challenged! @KingGrump and his wife, Mamie, are the nicest people on the planet!
 

FlyingAce

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Will do - as long as you’re feeling like taking it easy that day, that is!

I’ll be doing M-F ski week, so my husband will be skiing hard in the morning and relaxing a bit more in the afternoons.
I am doing ski week next M-F too! Let me know what you will be wearing and I will try to find you. Gotta say hi to a fellow Michigander!
 

Jimski

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I'm an intermediate and I thought Taos was great! It has:
  1. interesting, long blue groomers (ex.: Lower Stauffenberg)
  2. blues with moguls (ex.: Lone Star)
  3. relatively short, but still fun, blacks (ex.: Papa Bear, Tell Trees)
  4. several Pugskiers willing to take time off from skiing 2xBDs to ski with me on trails I would otherwise not try (ex.: Hunziker Bowl)
 

James

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To put some perspective around the perception of Taos, I think Taos has more options for intermediates and groomer zooming than Loveland and it's at least equal to A-Basin (if not better).
Plus you could ride in a cat and just take the easy way down. Fun.

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JimL

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What was the feeling for intermediates? Did they have enough terrain to be interesting?
I'm intermediate to advanced intermediate, and I was happy there. They have some good groomer terrain for cruising and short to medium length blue to easy black bump sections. Not a lot of beginner terrain, and some of the blue runs have sections that would be considered black at other resorts.
 

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