Taos Ski Valley has a reputation for some of the best terrain in the country. With over a thousand skiable acres, it has more than a hundred trails and is the largest ski resort in New Mexico. It also offers a range of terrain and activities for all ages and abilities, as well as a ski school with an award-winning program. Located in Northern New Mexico, it’s a great destination for family vacations.
The town of Taos is located on the western edge of the Sangre de Cristo mountain chain. Because of its elevation, it has a chilly winter climate. In addition to the winter sports, the area offers a number of other activities to enjoy during the warmer months. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Taos Pueblo is a short drive away.
Taos Ski Valley is a member of the Mountain Collective and IKON multi-resort pass. This allows you to explore multiple mountains for a low cost. You can choose from a week-long, mid-week, or unlimited pass. There are also a variety of other limited pass options.
Taos Ski Valley has been ranked in the top three for local flavor and charm. The town’s pristine natural setting is also a draw for tourists. To ensure that its charm stays intact, the resort works to maintain its historic and authentic feel.
Although the resort is modernized, it has retained its Native American history and spirit. Among its signature features are the World Pro Ski Tour World Championships. Professional athletes from around the world flock to this prestigious event. Featuring a televised competition on international television, the World Championships is a yearly showcase of some of the best skiing in the country.
As with all ski areas, Taos Ski Valley has its fair share of steeps. However, the resort also has a significant number of beginner and intermediate runs. Almost half of its terrain is advanced, making it a good choice for first-time skiers. Several beginner runs are also available, including a new area that was recently built.
For more advanced skiers, there are a number of challenging runs to choose from. The Back Side and Lower Front Side offer east-facing terrain that mixes high alpine with entry-level black and double black runs. Some of the most exciting terrain in the region can be found on the West Basin Ridge.
If you want to learn to ski, the Ernie Blake Snowports School has a comprehensive program for all levels. It is one of the highest rated ski schools in the country.
Guests at Taos Ski Valley have access to over a hundred trails, as well as a dedicated children’s area. In addition to its world-renowned terrain, the resort has a number of other amenities, including a heated saltwater pool and a slopeside hotel.
Taos is a great place to explore the history and culture of the southwest. Whether you’re interested in exploring Native American history, learning about the Swiss village culture, or taking a stroll through the historic town, you’ll find it all at Taos Ski Valley.