...at Taos? As of March 19, 2008, Taos (one of only four remaining mountains in North America which bans snowboarders) will open its slopes! Even though we weren't able to secure tickets out west for late February, I'm not completely giving up hope for the season. I'd love to take The Stinger out for his second day on the slopes ever with the scornful eyes of Taos skiers burning into my back.
"Dear Media Partner,
We are pleased to make you one of the first to be know that Taos Ski Valley will open to snowboarding beginning March 19, 2008.
After years of discussion and planning this exciting new chapter in Taos Ski Valley history and putting many of the pieces in place, the time is right. We are excited about this change and look forward to welcoming a whole new group of snow enthusiasts to our mountain.
There will be events and festivities to kick off this new era during the final 2 ½ weeks of the season (more details to come). We’ll plan to spend the summer addressing any issues that arise and continuing to prepare our facilities and staff to take care of both our new guests and our long time friends. We’re committed to attending to all of our guests in the personal manner that TSV is known for, and which the Blake family is committed to preserving.
We would like to offer you our heartfelt thanks for being a part of our nearly 55-year tradition. It would be our pleasure to share this new era with you. Please let us know if we can arrange a visit.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Alejandro, Adriana and Mickey Blake"
After a day on the slopes, I'd follow with aprés ski and perhaps a cozy dinner in one of the town's "wintry dining rooms."