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Although this year's ski and snowboard season is over, Taos will learn how skiers and -- now -- snowboarders can coexist on the slopes. In New Mexico, Taos ski areas have been holding out on whether to open ski runs to snowboarders, having upheld a ban on snowboarding for several years. The ban has aggravated younger snow sports enthusiasts and identified Taos as one of a handful of ski areas open to "poaching" -- or snowboarding without permission in exclusive ski-only areas. Snowboarding in Taos became official on March 19 this year but only weeks before the season ended. Stay tuned for the 2008-2009 season to see how things shake out between skiers and snowboarders. Meanwhile, ski areas in both Deer Valley and Alta, Utah, and in Mad River Glen, Vermont, remain open to skiers only.
Photo: Nick Bodrug, of Angel Fire, rides a box at Taos Ski Valley in Taos, New Mexico (March 2008), photographed by Chris Schneider courtesy of Rocky Mountain News.
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Kipp Nelson is tha man! After making a gazillion dollars in the world of investment banking, Kipp decided to leave the trading floor and hit the slopes. We find out more about the man and the mission that have created the Honda Ski Tour. There may be hope for skiers after all.Kipp Nelson is tha man! After making a gazillion dollars in the world of investment... more