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The world influences us in many ways, driving us to create art, to improve ourselves and our surroundings, to help our communities and the people within them. For some, that influence, or inspiration, comes from nature; for others it may come from their spirituality, heritage or culture. Summer Mirabal found inspiration in the people she influenced at her gym. more
Angel Fire Ski Resort announced on Sunday (March 15) that it will be closing down for the ski season on Monday (March 16), “with the last chairlift closing at 4 p.m.”  The … more
As ski resorts close throughout the region to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort continued a long-held tradition Sunday (March 16,) at its 17th annual cardboard derby. As … more
The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) canceled its most recent event happening this weekend due to concerns over COVID-19, leaving word on the World Championships happening at Taos Ski Valley in April up in … more
Competitors waxed their shovels and took to the slopes at Angel Fire for the 40th, and, according to organizers, the final World Championship Shovel Races on Jan. 30-Feb. 2. more
The Taos Knighthawks finished this season’s Northern Schools Chess League as runner-up champions at the finals that were held Monday (Jan. 20) in Santa Fe. more
Other sports events happening this week: more
Ice fishermen and women were on the ice before dawn Saturday (Jan. 25) for the ninth annual  Eagle Nest Lake State Park Ice Fishing Tournment. Despite early-morning temperatures in the single digits, hundreds of competitors travelled from throughout the region  to vie for the cash prizes and awards.  more
Kenny LaCome is always trying to get better. LaCome, originally from Taos, now living in Questa, recently came back from the U.S. National Paralympic Sit Ski Nationals, where he won three bronze medals in three cross-country skiing events. more
A winter storm brought fresh snow to Northern New Mexico on Thursday (Jan. 16) and local ski resorts were among those who received it. more
During his first season, Dr. Tim "Quigley" Peterson's small clinic could barely withstand the alpine winds that blew his back door off its hinges. more
The Taos Winter Sports Team will be hosting its annual Ski Swap on Saturday-Sunday (Nov. 16-17) at the Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos. The swap starts at 10 a.m. on both days. If you're interested in selling snow sports equipment, you can drop it off on Friday (Nov. 15) between noon and 6 p.m. more
Kristi Vine can never pass up on a good cup of coffee. But on this brisk Monday afternoon (Nov. 4), Vine, the new Taos Winter Sports Team executive director, is drinking a masala chai on ice instead at the Manzanita Market, a small café tucked just behind the World Cup Café in the Taos Plaza. more
The Taos Winter Sports Team will be hosting its annual Ski Swap on Nov. 16-17 at the Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos. If you're interested in selling snow sports equipment, you can drop it off on Friday (Nov. 15) between noon and 6 p.m. The swap itself will be on Nov. 16-17 starting at 10 a.m. on both days. more
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort officials announced  the resort opened today  (Oct. 31) for its earliest season opening ever.  more
Some area ski resorts are getting ready. more
Marion Balsamo, 16-year-old Peñasco resident and student at Taos Academy, took home open class gold at the USASA National Championship Open Class Rail Jam on … more
Skiers and snowboarders braved the icy waters of a man-made pond Sunday (March 24) to celebrate the end of a season. In "Throwback-Retro" style, hundreds of spectators and participants turned out for … more
CARDBOARD DERBY AT SIPAPU SKI AND SUMMER RESORT – March 16 – one of Sipapu's most talked-about family-friendly fun events where guests build their own vessels using only cardboard, duct tape, string or twine and paint. more
A last minute effort to try and grab money for the Taos Youth and Family Center’s hockey rink is underway and time is running out. A small group of Taos hockey parents stumbled on a NBC … more
Boarders can shred for a good cause Saturday, (Feb. 23) during the seventh annual Boarding for Breast Cancer’s Shred the Love event at Taos Ski Valley. more
As we transition from winter into spring, we can do ourselves a favor by not pushing too hard when we start to hike, bike, climb or get active playing tennis or any other sport. more
TWST Freeride will continue training through a break in competitions until the national tour stop in Crested Butte, Colorado, at the beginning of March. more
The Taos Special Olympics will host their annual fundraiser, the March Madness basketball tournament, from March 15 to 17. Entry is $200 per team and the top team takes away $500 cash. Registration is limited to 12 teams. For more information or to sign up, contact Gilbert Atencio at (575) 770-7600. more
UPDATE: Although wind gusts of 60-70 mph buffeted Taos Ski Valley's uppermost chairlifts Saturday afternoon (Feb. 16), forcing their temporarily closure, Sunday (Feb. 17) is a different story. more
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