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Snowboarding Proves a Boon for Taos

Snowboarding Proves a Boon for Taos
Far-away shots of snowboarders.
Since allowing boarders in 2008, the resort has seen visits climb. Who’s next?

 It was a risky move, one that soured many locals on their hometown hill. But when Taos opened its slopes to snowboarders four years ago this month, little did it know it would see skier—and boarder—visits climb to their highest numbers in a decade.

The (New Mexican) Chile Special

The (New Mexican) Chile Special
green chile
Or why skiing and spicy food have the same effect on your brain.

Since early season snow took the “Turquoise Trail” into New Mexico, those headed in and around the Land of Enchantment this winter should know what else to look for aside from the white stuff: the red and green. Ski areas like Taos might give this state recognition, but its spicy chile peppers are what makes it famous. Let’s take a peek at what makes chiles and their brightly colored sauces so addictive, and the ski town spots to find the tastiest dishes.

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