Monday, August 01, 2005

View from the top

A picture of the Taos Ski Basin from the top of Wheeler Peak.

5 comments:

ਿੲਕ ਿਸੰਘ said...

prabhu, how's skiing there? are there any golf courses there? is it comparable to Heavenly in Tahoe? And where would one land (what airport) to get there and how far is this place from there...sorry i don't mean to just bombard you with questions...but thank you for all the pics it really looks like an awesome place to live.

Prabhu Singh said...

Yeah unfortunately there are lots of golf courses around Española. Within a 3 hour drive there are about 6 ski basins from Española. Within an 1 and half drive you can get to at least 4. Taos doesn't allow snowboarding, and there slogan is 'world class skiing'. It's the Rocky Mountains so you can be sure that we have great skiing in New Mexico. Likewise the Golf courses have difficult terrain. I've never been to Tahoe, but I'm sure Taos can offer the same thing on a smaller scale. Taos is a small town even smaller than Española, its primary industry is tourism. Like Santa Fe, Taos brings a lot of really wealthy tourists, neither place gets a lot of the typical American tourist, mostly the really wealthy like movie stars and politicians and 'cultured' people. Santa Fe isn't a big city, but it has its own Opera house and is one of the largest art markets in the world. Española is between Santa Fe and Taos. We get some tourists in Española, but often times tourists skip Española, which suits me just fine. It's nice to have such a great place without a whole lot of people.

Prabhu Singh said...

I forgot to answer about the airport. The closest large airport is in Albuquerque, this is where pretty much everybody in Northern New Mexico flies in and out of. There is an airport in Santa Fe, Española, Los Alamos, and Taos as well, but it is mostly small planes that fly in and out of these places.
Also to clarify, I wasn't saying it's unfortunate that golf courses exist, I meant that it's unfortunate that there are so many here, because the towns and cities below the mountains are desert and we don't need so much of our water being wasted. I enjoy golf on occasion, I just don't think we need so many courses.

ਿੲਕ ਿਸੰਘ said...

>>unfortunately...
:) i know what you mean.

i love your commute, my commute isn't nearly that scenic or comfortable but it has few bright spots (mainly the washington dc. monuments). i'll share the pics later when i start my personal blog...

thank you so much for the info. you can't get that kind of info on the internet. i had no idea that santa fe was like that. we try to stay away from "cultured" people.

but god willing we'll come visit espanola one day.

SatNam!

Harpreet Singh Gill said...

look at all the pretty pictures