This mountain will kick your ass and you will leave happy.
They are fully dedicated and committed to the advanced skiers and
mogul skiing. Snowboarding is usually counterproductive to the
formation of moguls and was banned from the mountain entirely until the 2008-2009 ski season.
The signature Taos mogul run is "Al's Run" who's view greets all who drive
up to the mountain and a sign telling beginners not to panic. My favorite however is Longhorn which seems endless and leaves you wondering when it's going to end.
Taos was the host of the 2007 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships.
Great terrain, great town, great time! Gotta love runs with intimidating names like "Plunge", Spiral Stairs", "Dynamo" and "Kant-mak-M".
Telluride has two sides with two distinct characteristics, one side is easy and the other is not. Boasts 38% advanced/expert runs and that's why we like it.
Thirty five percent of their terrain is dedicated to the advanced skier and the "black diamond". The run "High Rustler" (shown here) is worthy of mention.
Great snow and cheap lift tickets will get you to like this mountain even more.