After doing reports and skiing amazing powder at Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee, and Alta, I felt that Taos would be a good throw back to appreciate where I come from. It was the day after Christmas and the report was showing 10in of overnight snow at Taos. I headed there with my brother, a legend in his own mind, and local legend, Todd Stewart. I knew the combination of great snow, good people, and an epic mountain would add up to the perfect day.the Blake Family, who owned the ski mountain since its inception in 1955, sold the entire mountain to billionaire Louis Beacon. Within in the first year, Mr. Beacon began a renaissance of sorts, installing a summer bike park and remodeling the base and village.
The above video follows the construction process of Whistler Blackcomb’s two new chairlifts for the 2013/14 season: the Crystal Ridge Express high-speed quad and the Harmony 6 high-speed six pack. The new Crystal chair is going to be a big benefit for freeskiers. It will travel 1,800 vertical feet and 520 vertical feet longer than the old Crystal chair and […]