Thursday, March 20, 2008

Free Taos

marjorie says...

" coordinator and another third-generation Blake, Alejandro Blake, doesn't believe the addition of snowboarding at Taos will change that much in the long run.

"Today is the exception," he said. "We'll have more snowboards on the hill today than we ever will again. When it all shakes itself out— we're thinking about an average of about 15 percent ratio of snowboarders— everyone will find that the changes aren't that dramatic."

Well, we can only hope.

Thankfully, I did manage to have a couple sublime days this season before the fateful day. Not that I'm all that upset...I understand the positive reasons for the cave-in. But it was nice to not have the annoyance factor of shaved bumps and pajama parties in the middle of the runs at Taos.

On the other hand, I recently spoke with a fellow who is 10 years older than me (hi mel) who said he took up snowboarding at my age, and that it's a lot easier on the joints. Here I was thinking I was too old to get started...but now, who knows? Maybe I'll cave-in. :-)