Thursday, March 20, 2008

Taos one day after the fall

The "alpine apartheid" has ended.
Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post both headed down to cover the coming of the knuckle draggers (I can call them that since I'm a knuckle dragger.)
No big dust up, just people having a good time.
The post had a very short, matter-of-fact report and didn't send a photographer. (see freelance results left)
The Rocky spilled a bit more ink, but I was disapointed to see the writer propped up the old straw man of skier/border strife, saying "Snowboarding has been shadowed by controversy ever since pioneers like Jake Burton, Tom Sims, and Chuck Barfoot pioneered the sport in the late 1970s."
Makes it sound like some deviant cult where you get to marry more than one person.
Anyway, shred on. Taos rocks.

3 comments:

Boston Rob said...

I've skiied Taos in the spring and they should call that run near the base Clam Chowda it is so soupy on a spring day. You need a boat and a tow rope to get back to the lift.

jebediah snowboarder said...

"Makes it sound like some deviant cult where you get to marry more than one person."

Isn't that why so much snowboarding goes on in Utah?

Dave Philipps said...

No, its because Utah has sh*t-tons of snow