the table, and waiters. They served us
soup scouped out of rye bread while
we were sunning outside."
Deer Valley is spread out over 900
skiable acres, with its 56 ski trails
offering 15 percent beginner runs, 50
percent intermediate, and 35 percent
New Mexico's Mix
When most of us think of New
Mexico, we envision sun-baked
Southwestern food and art. But New
Mexico has several fine ski resorts,
"Many of this past year's first-time
visitors told me they had no idea
there was any skiing here until they
read about what great conditions we
had when the rest of the country was
suffering," says Steve Lewis, media
relations coordinator for Ski New
New Mexico offers a mix of cul-
tures, a rich history, and a generally
sunny climate with heavy snowfalls.
Santa Fe generally receives 250 inch-
es of snow each year; located north
of Santa Fe, Taos, averages 321 inches
"The atmosphere is what sells
Taos," says Hillary Shaw of West
Bloomfield, who with her husband
Randy, skied and visited friends there.
"It's a fabulous place where you just
go and hang out. You go to even the
fanciest restaurants in jeans. It's a
Taos Ski Valley has a European
atmosphere, Alpine architecture, and
evergreens; 20 miles away is the
historic Spanish town of Taos,
founded in 1650, with its adobe
buildings. Taos is a town for artists
and art lovers, a center of
southwestern cuisine, and the
homeland of the Taos Pueblo Indians.
"The atmosphere is what sells Taos,"
says one ski visitor. "It's a fabulous
place where you just hang out. You
go to the fanciest restaurants in jeans.
It's a great escape."
Taos Ski Valley was founded by
Swiss-German businessman Ernie
Blake, who emulated a resort in the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains. While
Taos has a well-deserved reputation
as an expert's mountain, beginning
and intermediate slopes and bowls
have also been developed, making it
a well rounded resort.
Taos has 71 runs: 51 percent of
which are expert, 25 percent are
intermediate, and 24 percent are
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