jojo_obrien wrote:Such a great place. Hope you had a good time in quiet Arroyo Seco. Good place to lodge -- affordable - lots of great little options on AirBnb. There's a great restaurant around there (Aceq), lots of fun.
Kachina is all time........lots of steeps - and can't beat the view. I've hit it good on my days there, but not all time. I'd love to hit Taos on a big pow day. This was the year!! I bet it's incredible.
Skiing New Mexico isn't just skiing -- it's more of an experience. Lots of great culture, food, can't beat it.
Yes, we enjoyed Arroyo Seco. We went to Aceq, as well as to Abe's Cocina (decent burritos, only open for breakfast and lunch), and Sol Food Market & Cafe (very good sandwiches).
I only did one run on Kachina; it had quite a few moguls my first day, and was only open briefly the 2nd day (and I missed that window). I did see some Bighorn sheep off the back side when I was on the peak the first day.
I definitely plan to return, especially if I get the Mountain Collective again. Of course, it will take another good winter to make it worthwhile, as Taos needs a healthy base to cover the steeps. Based on Tony's recent reports, it looks like Santa Fe and Pajarito are worth checking out, as well.