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CHALLENGE There’s so much of it. Taos is known for its uninterrupted fall-line skiing. May we suggest: the tight trees on North American; Pierre’s, a super-narrow chute; and Stauffenberg, a hike-to area in West Ridge Basin, for scare-yourself steeps.
CHARM Do visit the historic town of Taos, 18 miles from the ski hill, packed with art galleries, cafes, and shops, plus the UNESCO Taos Pueblo site.
ON-MOUNTAIN EATS The beloved Bavarian Lodge sports a new, larger deck on which to snack on ripped-from-Bavaria bratwurst and huge mugs of German beer.