Taos opens to snowboarders
Oh what a day in the snow-riding world. Some say Taos caved, others praise them for getting it together. Starting March 19th snowboarding will be allowed at the Taos ski area...err riding area. Dang if I only would have bought the domain ridetaos.org, which I am assuming is going to be their new address.
My wife snowboards so I can't say this is the worst thing in the world. I did have to drop a few bills for her tele set-up so we could ride together at Alta. I'm not bitter about that though because I would rather boarders convert to planks and just get with the program.
Is this going to be bring more accidents? More money? More butts on the hill, literally? Yes, yes, and yes! Facts:
- I love my Alta pass, the fact that I got it for $99 is part of it, but it is nice to not have boarders ripping through lift lines.
- I don't ski Taos. I don't plan on it.
- This probably won't directly effect me except for the occasional "C'mon Alta, everyones doin' it" bumper stickers I'll have to read.
Enjoy the 316 comments from the post on the Taos website, it really is like a bunch of kids fighting in a sandbox. And my $99 Alta pass? I got hooked up for a ski school class at the University of Utah. Teach kids how to ski 11 days out of the season, get free lunch, ride thrifty.