• 06-21-2019
    AlienTrees
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    Northside at Taos Ski Valley Sold
    From their website Trail Updates - Northside at Taos Ski Valley ;

    "As of May 30, 2019. the land Northside leases to operate our recreation area has been sold to Taos Land and Cattle Company I, LLC. We do not know the intent of the new owner with regards to keeping the property open for managed public access in the future. However, Northside will remain open until September 30, 2019 when our lease is up.

    Robert F. Corroon Jr., owner of Taos Land and Cattle Company, who has been visiting and skiing in the Village of Taos Ski Valley since the late1970ís is a conservation oriented buyer with no immediate plans for the future of the property.

    Thank you for your help and support for nearly 15 years!"



    Hopefully this isn't a hit for Taos mountain biking - since IMBA and the Carson National Forest have done very little to work on building a connecting trail between the Village of Taos Ski Valley and Red River, as was stipulated during discussions to draft the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Act, Northside is currently the only legally accessible cross-country riding in TSV, and some of the only high alpine singletrack in New Mexico.

    The ski area @skitaos just started building their new downhill park that will be accessed via lifts 4 and 1 - they contracted Gravity Logic from Whistler to design and cut the trails, and hired some dedicated mtb locals to work on their own bike park crew. The Pioneer flow trails are open today, it's not much but worth checking out if you're up there!



  • 06-27-2019
    motochick
    I rode the berminator at taos in 2014 for a half day and had a great time. Is it still open? Any new DH trails at the resort? The guys working there said they were going to be building a ton of new trails to compete with AF. Heading to NM and of July
  • 06-27-2019
    AlienTrees
    The Berminator isn't currently open, and yea TSV just started building a new lift accessed bike park which may include reopening that trail. Looks like it's going to be a sweet park accessed from Lift 4 when it's finished. I don't think they're building it specifically to compete with Angel Fire so much as to grow their own summer operations as a destination resort, which may appeal to a variably different crowd - most of TSV's acreage is on public land so there's more limiting factors as to what they can do and where, Angel Fire is entirely private so they can build just about whatever they want to. The 8 new trails at TSV include flow and cross country hybrid trails, described and shown in the Carson NF scoping letter and maps associated with this project here; https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=54080