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Doing it His Way: Mayor Christof Brownell of Taos Ski Valley | By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | Note: Be sure to check current conditions at the bottom of the story, including news on opening at Pajarito Mountain. His is the classic case of the outsider becoming the insider, the person with no authority becoming the authority. Christof Brownell was a lucky kid. Born and raised in Taos Ski Valley, he is the older of two sons of Elisabeth and … Read More
A POTPOURRI OF SKI BITES | By Snowsports Journalist Daniel Gibson | There is no theme to this week’s column, rather a potpourri of shorter items. We’ll see what the national media is saying about our skiing and snowboarding, visit a few more skiing videos recently released, catch up on a smoking deal from Angel Fire Resort, and check in on conditions from Ski Apache to Crested Butte. Press Coverage It’s always interesting to see what the national media is … Read More
Viewed from 9,000 feet elevation on the front lawn of The Lodge Resort in Cloudcroft, distant White Sands shimmers as an immense snow-white expanse on the Tularosa Basin’s tawny desert landscape that stretches to the western horizon. Mystery and Majesty This 275-square-mile anomaly of undulating gypsum sand dunes, established as a national monument in 1933, has drawn humans for more than 10,000 years to its otherworldly environs. Today, even in the midst of a pandemic, the recently designated national park … Read More