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Taos Land and Cattle Company owner Robert F. Corroon Jr., and owner of the Northside at Taos Ski Valley, recently purchased 74 acres of land located in the Kachina Basin.

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Taos Land and Cattle Company owner Robert F. Corroon Jr., recently purchased 74 acres of land in Taos Ski Valley. The property, located in the Kachina Basin, was sold by Irvine, California-based Shopoff Realty Investments in December 2020.

Corroon, 60, sought the land as part of a larger program that includes Taos Ski Valley's Northside, where he purchased 1,227 acres in the summer of 2019. He is currently working with a master planner to develop the recreational use of the land.

"I used to teach skiing at the Santa Fe Basin. I've always had a love for New Mexico, and especially Taos," said Corroon. "Controlling both of these properties, I'm able to tie them together in a really terrific way."

Shopoff purchased the 74-acre property in 2017, and had planned to develop condominiums on it. But some in the community felt their scheme was too dense.

"This unique property has a lot of potential for the buyer, who is already a large landowner in the area," said Shopoff Realty Investments President and Chief Executive Officer William Shopoff.

Corroon considers himself a conservation and recreation-oriented property owner, and has worked with The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land in the past. He plans to initiate an outreach program to the Taos Ski Valley community to get their input before moving forward with development.

"I think it's critical, especially in Taos Ski Valley, which is very small," said Corroon. "It's going to be important to get feedback from the community."

For more information, visit ridenorthside.com.

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Emily Matheu

Would love to see more MTB trails and could we make something really nice for beginners and kids. Let's get more people on a bike!

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