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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.
Our snowsports journalist Daniel Gibson writes about his interview with famed Taos Ski Valley ski instructor Rick Richards, and Richards' book about another ski legend, Ernie Blake. Get the latest ski conditions as of December 16, too!
Santa Fe glows this time of year, too