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EP 17: Learn about Taos Ski Valley Resort in New Mexico Podcast

Taos Ski Valley Resort in New Mexico Podcast

The next stop on our virtual adventure was in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico to visit David Norden, the CEO of Taos Ski Valley.

We caught up with David and learned about what makes Taos a unique ski resort and what it means to be a B-Corp ski resort. We were delighted to learn about the initiatives that Taos is leading to be a great organization for its staff, the environment, and for the skiers and snowboarders.

Taos is also doing a lot of work with their ski school to help the beginners get into the sport and enjoy their time on the mountain as much as possible.

Did you know that there are over 65 departments that come together to make a great day at the resort possible? From snowmaking, lift operation, lessons, rentals, retail, ski patrol, hotel, restaurants, maintenance…. the list goes on!

Segments from the episode:

[00:00] – Intro

[4:25] – Taos Ski Valley’s History

[9:20] – What Taos Ski Valley does with their B-Corp Status

[16:10] – Taos Ski Valley’s Ski School

[22:00] – Why Ski School is important

[26:00] – How David ended up running a ski resort

[30:30] – What does it take to operate a ski resort?

[34:25] – The culture in Taos Ski Valley

[36:52] – What’s in the works in Taos Ski Valley in the next few years?

To listen to today’s full episode or book your next human-powered winter adventure visit us here: https://www.tripoutside.com/winter-sports/

Taos Ski Valley Resort in New Mexico Podcast
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