Taos Valley

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Taos Valley

Submitted By: Dobish on April 03, 2010

Administrator: Dobish

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

St. Mary’s Glacier

The descent is a mellow run that ranges between 20º and 34º.  There is a headwall on skiers right, which will put you in the glacial lake, and is prone to avalanches.  Be careful of this in with new snow, as the under layers are pretty firm and often icy.  Skier's left is a much more mellow line, that ends at a pile of rocks, where often people will leave lunches and whatnot.  In winter and spring you can ski back down the road and end up back at the car.

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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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