Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hell Froze Over Today

Taos Opens to SnowboardingJust in case you didn't realize it, Hell froze over today. That is, Taos is now open for skiers and snowboarders starting today. Taos founder Ernie Blake was once referenced as saying that the day Taos allows snowboarding would be "when hell freezes over".

Perhaps now they'll change the name on the website from SkiTaos to just Taos. Despite that little omission they've been doing a lot of work in preparation for this day. They added a Snowboard section to the Taos website along with Snowboard School info for those skiers, like the guy in the video below, who may want to expand their mountain experience and learn a new skill.

Yesterday a pile of skier gathered to bid adieu to their skiing only ways. I think the guy who says the mountain is "too narrow, too steep" in this video sounds like a tool.

Then there was this guy whose picture was on the Taos website and likely around the web by now. This image is strong! That's core, no matter how you slide on snow.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are fewer and fewer places where we're safe from these one-legged kamikazees.

3/19/2008 11:18 AM

Blogger From the wit and wisdom of the Lyrical Coder said...

OMG! That is incredible!! I blame Global Warming on the AIDS quilt! :D

3/19/2008 11:57 AM

Blogger Brett said...

The only thing narrow on that mountain was that guys mind, live and let live is what i say, the out doors is for every body to share.

3/19/2008 12:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdy & cool!

3/19/2008 1:36 PM

Blogger RnB said...

Hey there

I'm pretty new to Blogger but I love snowboarding.

I'm a disabled snowboarder. I use these things called outriggers to simulate my usual balance on crutches. Aside from that I just go.

Glad I found Backcountry Blog

3/19/2008 4:31 PM

Anonymous Sudz N Bubbles said...

Wow! I have a few family members that might interested in that info.

3/19/2008 5:10 PM

Blogger Dr Mekis said...

Snowboarding is so much better than skiing, but I'm willing to share the mountain.

3/19/2008 11:11 PM

Blogger Twinklescrapbooks said...

i wish i could be there--i miss snowboarding so much!!!

3/20/2008 12:30 AM

Blogger RattleSnake said...

boulder back at ya

3/20/2008 1:38 AM

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3/20/2008 3:48 AM

Blogger Forts said...

I'm a skier but completely agree with Brett. The slopes are open to everyone. Great site by the way.

3/20/2008 10:31 AM

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