Business in Brief

Posted 6/6/19

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Northside at Taos Ski Valley sold

Northside at Taos Ski Valley, a 1,227 acre property in the village, has been sold to Taos Land and Cattle Company.

The land had been owned by the Pattison Family Trust since 1946.

"Northside at Taos Ski Valley, LLC ( will continue to operate the recreational aspects of the property consisting of a private 1,227 acre alpine wilderness (fee-based) featuring mountain biking, hiking and trail running," according to an announcement of the sale. "Northside has a looped trail network with expansive overlooks, beautiful evergreen forest, stands of aspen and lush grassy meadows."

According to a press release, Robert F. Corroon Jr., owner of Taos Land and Cattle Company, "has been visiting and skiing in the Village of Taos Ski Valley since the late 1970s" and "is a conservation-oriented buyer with no immediate plans for the future of the property."

Hunter Harrigan of the Harrigan Land Company represented the Pattison Family Trust and Ken Mirr of the Mirr Ranch Group represented Taos Land and Cattle.

Former Red River Ski manager dies

Dennis (Denny) Judycki, 74, died May 25 following a long illness. Judycki grew up in New England, where he began downhill skiing at age 3.

He earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in civil engineering in the '60s. Upon graduation, he worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (formerly Bureau of Public Roads), for 40 years with assignments in Kansas City, Denver, Sacramento, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Among many awards for his work, he received the U.S. Presidential Senior Executive Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 1991 and again in 2008. He retired and took over management of Red River Ski Area following the death of his brother Drew, who owned the business. Denny Judycki was general manager for 11 years.


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