Taos Valley

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Taos Valley

Submitted By: Dobish on April 03, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Colorado » Ten Mile Range

Left and Right Y

The right of the Y is a little bit more mellow, about 30-32 degrees throughout the top section.  It is often very windy up at the very top, so you will want to keep a lookout for large windslabs.  The left of the Y is closer to 35 at some points.  You can also ski the trees in between the two chutes, which holds the snow a little bit better, but it can be steeper.  Once you are in the chute, it is wide enough to make turns down (about 30 ft) but you want to be prepared to get a lot of varying snow. The whole slide path is a terrain trap, and you can see visible signs of flagging and avy activity.   The trees on the sides of the gully are pretty tight.  When you get to the bottom, head to the right, and you will cross under the K  and into a big meadow, and then you can head to the road.

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Details

Steep Terrain, Great Snow, and sunny weather. Generally not a lot of people, and there is a lot to explore down there. Taos Valley Ski Area access a lot of terrain, but there is a lot of touring around Wheeler Peak, Angelfire, and at the Taos Resort (when hiking is available)

How to Get There

Go North From Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Go South from Colorado. You can be there in a couple of hours from Albuquerque.

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