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03-21-2008 09:30 PM
killclimbz Never said he was a local, but I do believe he used to live there, maybe even grew up in the area.
03-21-2008 04:21 PM
rubbertoe A While back I was lambasted on another site for ranting on the people of Taos and their attitudes. It went as far as someone calling me Texan. Now trashing the area seems to be the in thing. KZ just because Ult's dad lives in Santa Fe does not make him local or maybe it does, for there does not seem to be very many of us native borns compared to the immigrants from the North, West, East, and South of New Mexico. As far as their right to allow or disallow whomever doing whatever on their lease of the mountain, I believe they have every right. Otherwise the ATVer's have the right to ride anywhere in the forest they choose even the wilderness areas. I would be allowed to hunt whatever and whenever I choose, because the mountains and the animals and the trees belong to me. Rules are there for a reason even when they go against our own desires.
I am thankful that the Majority of one plankers have not got into the hate Taos Ski Valley forever mold. We need to be spreading the love not focusing on the hate or we have become what we despised.
03-21-2008 02:08 PM
Grimdog I agree with Snowolf. As far as I'm concerned they can keep their shitty hill. I'm planning on getting to the States in the next few years and I do know where I won't be going.

It's funy how skiing was a dying breed until it borrowed technology, fashion, and the idea of using snowboard terrain to give it a kind of rebirth. I wonder how many of those pompous jackasses are riding on shaped skis and wearing cargo snowboard pants? You're all welcome bitches.
03-21-2008 06:52 AM
killclimbz Well I might still go ride Taos myself. With my Superpass I get 3 free lift tix to the place. So, pack a lunch and it's on the Blake family's dime. I know the local business in the area have wanted snowboarding for years. These lemmings that bitch about snowboarding are by far not the majority in the region. I suspect the haters will crawl under their rock now or move to Alta...
03-21-2008 06:29 AM
megladan i cannot stand ANYONE who hates on ANYONE else.. i had this problem while riding bmx... fucking skateboarders thought they owned the park.. meanwhile it was a designated session for bmx and designated session for skateboards, only it was all skateboarders who worked at the park.. and they would intrude on our sessions, end em early and the like... that said, i've moved on from little kid bikes..
03-20-2008 10:34 PM
berg i agree with kc on this one. let's look at the positives here. even though it took them forever and the skiers have pissy attitudes, it's a step in the right direction. eventually boarders will be accepted just as much as at other resorts.
03-20-2008 09:49 PM
Originally Posted by PaoloSmythe View Post
who can manufacture stickers?

coz i propose one that says:

Taos NM, shove your token of inclusion up your arse. Too little, too late.
We don't need you. We were fine without you and we'll be here after you're gone.

03-20-2008 05:04 PM
killclimbz Yeah, there are locals with that 'tude. Then again there are plenty of locals in Colorado with that 'tude. Teletude, and skier 'tude is plenty out here. You'll find it more easily in the backcountry but there are more of them at the resorts. They just hide it. More or less the way Taos locals do now that it's open to boarding.

Make no doubt of it, it's a watershed event for New Mexico. The only mountain with real terrain that they have down there. Ult on (yeah I am going to reference tos) put it together eloquently as to what went down. Being he is originally from the area he's got some good insights. Check out his comments starting here on a thread about it. I think he has a great attitude. If they change and everyone hates on them, then why bother changing. At least Taos is going in the right direction albeit late. Don't forget it wasn't that long ago that Alpine Meadows and Aspen Mountain finally allowed snowboarding. Now we are just down to 3. My guess is in the next 3 years Deer Valley follows suit, leaving the two stalwarts, Mad River Glenn and Alta. My bet is Alta caves before MRG does.
03-20-2008 04:54 PM
b_to_the_c fuck that place. i wouldn't want to go riding there with all those douchebags anyway. one of the comments on the page of that youtube video reads as follows:

"boarding is soo lame.
its a shame the locals now have to endure, saggy pants, graffiti, smoking & swearing in the liftline.
essentially by doing this they are saying Punks are now allowed!

it's really amusing to me that people can still be this closed minded. graffiti? seriously? yeah i see all sorts of graffiti at ski resorts. wtf? and what do you care if someone wears saggy pants? i've seen plenty of skiers smoking and swearing in the lift line. if this is the sort of person i'd have to deal with at taos, i will never go there out of principle. he reminds me of those assholes that sit in the left lane and drive slow on a crowded highway, and then speed up when you try to pass them on the right because they don't want anyone to drive faster than them for whatever reason. that's another venting session altogether, though.
03-20-2008 04:14 PM
Zee I saw a guy last season with a sticker that said "Fuck Taos"

Now I get what he meant.
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