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Taos Ski Valley adds quad chairlift and snowmaking equipment

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Building on the last three seasons' investments, Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico, US, has made further investments in infrastructure and amenities. The 2018 – 2019 winter season will mark the first time the resort has had a high-speed quad chairlift, which will quickly transport skiers and riders from the main base area up the mountain in just over five minutes.

These improvements round-out many upgrades Taos has recently completed, including the new 'gondolita' connecting the base area with the beginner's area.

Other improvements visitors will notice this season include significant investment in high-capacity snowmaking equipment including new pumps, 30 new tower guns, and 50 new hydrants, which help provide better productivity and allow for more terrain to open during the early-season time frame.

"Everything we do is about improving the guest experience while preserving the underlying spirit, soul, and history of the mountain," said Taos Ski Valley CEO, David Norden. "Amid the rapidly consolidating ski industry, Taos Ski Valley remains proudly independent, but we recognise the need to give visitors a world-class experience, one that does more than offer great skiing, but which allows skiers and riders of all levels to enjoy all Northern New Mexico has to offer: great food, culture, art, history and spirit. We are doing all that with an unwavering commitment to being the industry's most visionary and proactive defender of the environment, our local culture, and our neighbours."

The 2018 – 2019 season is expected to open on 22 November 2018.

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