Taos reported 36 inches of snow just in time for the Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships, a big-mountain competition taking place this weekend. Friday's comp was held on West Basin, a zone full of steep rocky chutes and huge airs. Only one dilemma: Sit in the sun, soak up the vibe, and watch back flip after front flip or go shred the 36 inches of fresh? Difficult decisions down here in Taos.
Normally the season in Southern Hemisphere is well under way by this point in the year. Not this year. Natural disasters and a lack of major snow means the Southern Hemisphere winter has started off slow. But ski camps, contests, and other events are still going on. Here’s what you need to know if you’re headed south.
Competitors were letting it all hang out on the final day of competition at the Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships at Taos. The venue for the final day was Kachina Peak. Check out a few shots from the winning runs and let us know if you think you have what it takes.