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Taos Ski Valley Winter Activities For All Skiers and Snowboarders
There is a lot more to do in Taos than just skiing or snowboarding, so don’t be afraid to try new things during your winter vacation. Whether you’re traveling with children, are on a budget, or just love to explore, there is something for everyone in this charming Southwest mountain town.
Snowmobile Tours – A winter favorite, guided snowmobile tours offer breathtaking views and family entertainment. The two-hour tours typically depart daily from the Base of Chairlift 1 at 9 a.m., 1 and 3:15 p.m. Rates begin at $65 per adult for two-hour tours and $85 per adult and child tickets.
Ice Skating – A new ice skating rink in the Lower Plaza will be open for afternoon and evening sessions throughout the season. The ice rink features rental skates, fireplaces, seating and food and beverage services. A session costs $20 for afternoons and $25 for evenings, and it is a great way to experience the beauty of winter.
Ski & Snowboard Lessons – For beginners and advanced skiers, the Earnie Black Ski School offers half-day and full-day lessons. For those who want to take their skills up a notch, ski weeks are also offered.
The Kids – If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to check out the world renowned Children’s Center at Taos Ski Valley. They have a full day nursery and childcare, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the little ones happy.
A Snowshoe or Backcountry Tour – For those who prefer the outdoors to the slopes, a snowshoe tour is a fun and unique way to see the area’s natural beauty. There are a number of different trails to choose from, including quiet ones that are perfect for families.
Dinner by Sleigh Ride – For the first time this season, Taos Ski Valley is offering dinner by sleigh rides to its guests. Participants will be seated under thick blankets for the ride from the main plaza to the Bavarian restaurant, where they’ll enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner, complete with wine.
Spa & Wellness Centre – If you’re looking for some rest and relaxation, the Taos Ski Valley Spa & Wellness Center is an excellent option. It is located in the Blake hotel, and it’s a great place to relax after a long day on the mountain.
Sledding – For the young and young at heart, the sledding hill at Taos Ski Valley is an exciting activity that will be sure to provide plenty of family entertainment. The sledding hill is located near the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa and the Gondolita, and it provides an excellent way to enjoy the beauty of winter.
The Ski Strong Gold Medalist Experience – Olympic Gold Medalist Deb Armstrong will be hosting four three-day Ski Strong sessions at Taos. These exclusive sessions are available for a limited number of people, and they include lift tickets, equipment rentals, and personal ski coaching from Armstrong.