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    Taos ski valley or ski santa fe bikeing?

    hey gang, i am wondering if taos ski valley or ski santa fe runs bike parks or even allows bikes on there chairlifts durring the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by =ChrisB=
    hey gang, i am wondering if taos ski valley or ski santa fe runs bike parks or even allows bikes on there chairlifts durring the summer.

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    dory

    Taos..yes SF...no. Taos has the renowned World Cup DH Course. Or you don't have to travel as far and Pajarito Ski area has a FR Course that will be running a few more weekends before summers end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Taos..yes SF...no. Taos has the renowned World Cup DH Course. Or you don't have to travel as far and Pajarito Ski area has a FR Course that will be running a few more weekends before summers end
    Taos, no! You are thinking of Angel Fire. Taos may be an awesome ski area, but I don't think they cater to the bikers much. They are so awesome as a ski area, that they don't need bikers to offset the lack of yearly attendance or real world class ski terrain......Hell, they don't even need snowboarders to make a profit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delnorte
    Taos, no! You are thinking of Angel Fire. Taos may be an awesome ski area, but I don't think they cater to the bikers much. They are so awesome as a ski area, that they don't need bikers to offset the lack of yearly attendance or real world class ski terrain......Hell, they don't even need snowboarders to make a profit!
    Ooops...got them confused. I haven't been up that way in a while. I must be due for some lift-assisted DH runs

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    The ones I know of in northern NM are Angel Fire, Pajarito (Los Alamos) and Red River (eh...that was 6 years ago or more when I last checked but they did back then). Could be others...

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    Quote Originally Posted by =ChrisB=
    hey gang, i am wondering if taos ski valley or ski santa fe runs bike parks or even allows bikes on there chairlifts durring the summer.

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    Since Ski Santa Fe is in/on NFS land, you are welcome to ride your bike up to the top via any number of routes, then down through their ski area... There's a 6 mile dirt road called Aspen Vista that goes right up to the very top of the ski area, starting about 1.5 miles down the road from the ski basin. There's a primitive trail IN the ski area proper, once the two-track peters out, that goes nearly to the top. Then there's a fun singletrack ascent along the fence that seprates non-wilderness NFS land from Wilderness NFS land on the other side / north side.

    Otherwise, Pajarito and AF are the two main lift-served Northern NM venues. Angel Fire, as you'd likely know - is world class and hosts many events. It's about 40 minutes "up the road" from taos proper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenzx
    Since Ski Santa Fe is in/on NFS land, you are welcome to ride your bike up to the top via any number of routes, then down through their ski area... There's a 6 mile dirt road called Aspen Vista that goes right up to the very top of the ski area, starting about 1.5 miles down the road from the ski basin. There's a primitive trail IN the ski area proper, once the two-track peters out, that goes nearly to the top. Then there's a fun singletrack ascent along the fence that seprates non-wilderness NFS land from Wilderness NFS land on the other side / north side.

    Otherwise, Pajarito and AF are the two main lift-served Northern NM venues. Angel Fire, as you'd likely know - is world class and hosts many events. It's about 40 minutes "up the road" from taos proper.
    You are getting old....I fully expected this to be a Free Taos rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    You are getting old....I fully expected this to be a Free Taos rant.

    he's an upstanding MTB promoter now. so he can't let his checkered past tarnish his reputation.
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    thanks for all your responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo
    You are getting old....I fully expected this to be a Free Taos rant.
    Pffft. Lift tickets are for sissies - and like the biking, there's a TON of awesome, beautiful, off-piste, NON lift served pow around TSV - so eff the formal ski area and their lame policies.

    I did get ROASTED on the nmcycling email list one time for razzing the TSV anti-family, er - anti-boarding policy - when TSV stepped up as a pretty big sponsor for the newly minted Frasier Mtn. Madness races and I huffed and puffed about boycotting the event due to TSV's involvement.

    WHAM-O! A lot of sensitive road racer types (TSV is a big sponsor of the Taos road race(s) I guess) slammed me for my opinion, and how poorly I may have communicated it.... and as you all can tell, it really affected me .

    I will say, as always - it is public land and having a policy of exclusion is illegal by most definitions, as the US Ski Assc. makes no legal differentiation between alpine snowboarding and alpine skiing... but again, 'whatever'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    he's an upstanding MTB promoter now. so he can't let his checkered past tarnish his reputation.
    So true!

    Uh - what's upstanding mean again? Is that a freestyle trick...?

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