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This week we take a brief look at another key function of ski areas that largely goes unnoticed by skiers, but plays a huge role in how good or bad the experience on the slopes is. As with snow grooming, making manmade snow is an activity carried on largely at night and thus out of sight. None in New Mexico do it more, and better, than the crew at Taos Ski Valley, led by Tommy Murray, snow surfaces manager. Here’s a brief look at the process, plus details on current conditions.
Find out what it means to live off-grid, in style, by exploring the earthships of Taos. These other-worldly homes, made from natural and upcycled materials — such as earth-packed tires, aluminum cans, and glass bottles — offer a unique, eye-opening experience into how a home can serve its occupants. THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVEMENT “An earthship is a type of architecture that provides everything humans need to survive in that they catch water, passively heat and cool, create their own … Read More
If you’re into art or history, or just like being outdoors, a trip to the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, in Southern New Mexico about halfway between Tularosa and Carrizozo, is a must. Just east of U.S. Highway 54, there’s a basaltic escarpment and, on nearly every available surface along the ridgeline, the Jornada Mogollon people, sometime between 900 and 1400 CE, chipped the desert varnish to create petroglyphs. The History The people lived along three creeks that give the place … Read More