Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ski Taos

A popular New Mexico bumper sticker reads, "Taos is a four letter word for steep." This is no exaggeration. After two days of intense skiing, I am beat. But tomorrow, the mountain awaits. The lifts open yet again. Fresh snow will be ready.
Here are some instagram photos from the past two days.

IMG_0142 IMG_0145 IMG_0146 Hunziker Bowl IMG_0147 Spencer's Bowl IMG_0149 Base Lift IMG_0154 Skiing Elvis IMG_0155 High performance skis, NBD. IMG_0156 IMG_0157 Walkyrie's Glade
walkyrie: from Norse mythology, the Walkyries were the wood nymphs who tended the battle slain warriors and led them to Norse heaven--Valhalla. This is a trail which disappears into the trees. It's a great run if you hit if after a powder snow; otherwise, there is knee-bashing through the trees. IMG_0163 IMG_0164 IMG_0165 Cowboy & Coyote chase. IMG_0166