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Address: Taos Ski Valley, NM

Challenging downhill ski trail in Taos.

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Feel the burn heading down Al's

The first slope you see from Chair 1, this one is a tough run. When the snow is fresh, it is great fun, and soon, everyone has carved it into a total long bump run. Your legs and... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2016
Indianapolis, IN
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Al's Run is the (usually) moguled run beneath the main quad chair lift from the base area at Taos. At most resorts, this run is a green or easy blue, but Al's Run has scared the daylights out of generations of visitors (many from Texas that have never seen a proper ski mountain before) and made them wonder what they... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The first slope you see from Chair 1, this one is a tough run. When the snow is fresh, it is great fun, and soon, everyone has carved it into a total long bump run. Your legs and lungs will be screaming when you get to the bottom, but such a feeling of exhiliration!

Thank rockystuff
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016

My goal was to make it down Kachina - The advice given to me was If I can make it down Al's run - I would be able to ski down Kachina peak. for me, great advice - the second day I was ready and I did ski down main street - next time I am going to try the... More 

Thank Darren T
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Had a great time here! AL was great and the rode up to the camp was even fun. The views were spectacular and we did even have to trudge up the hills on foot to see 'em! I highly recommend this group.

1 Thank Bill M
Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I've been going down Al's since I was young. No recommended for beginners , intermediate skiers or "timid on the slopes spouses"(instant on slope citizen divorce) Long, Steep and under the lift. Furthermore, there is no place to bail that is any easier or out of site from the base. Nothing can finish off a day of skiing like Al's... More 

1 Thank DallasDoc
Albuquerque, NM
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

if you can go down Al's Run gracefully, you are truly a great skier! Don't be afraid if this is the first thing you see on the mountain - there plenty of intermediate runs that will give you plenty of thrills!

Thank Pasha C
Skokie, Illinois
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82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

If you like moguls you will love this run! You better be ready because you will be watched by the people on the chairs goin up. Very steady and steep. It used to have a J bar lift when I was young and by the time you got to the top your legs were shot.

Thank Jack W

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