About Taos Ski Valley
Discover the Mountain Village of Taos Ski Valley
The Village of Taos Ski Valley is situated in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 15 miles northeast of Taos via US Highway 150. Originally settled by a group of hearty and adventurous miners in the 1800’s, the community is now inhabited by hearty and adventurous skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Home of world famous Taos Ski Valley Resort, the Village of Taos Ski Valley contains four miles of roads and is bordered completely by Carson National Forest. The village was incorporated in 1996 and at an elevation of 9200 feet, however the Village limits reach elevations of 12,581 feet with the highest residential dwelling being at 10,350 feet, making Taos Ski valley the highest municipality in the US.
- Town of Taos - 6,950 feet
- Taos Ski Valley - 9,207 feet
- Wheeler Peak (highest point in New Mexico) - 13,161 feet
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, gets 21 inches of rain per year. The US average rainfall is 37 inches. Snowfall is 146 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 103 days.
On average, there are 290 sunny days per year in Taos Ski Valley. The July high is around 76 degrees. The January low is 4 degrees. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 70 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Average Annual Snowfall
- Town of Taos - 35 inches
- Taos Ski Valley - 321 inches
- Angel Fire - 140 inches
|Climate||Taos Ski Valley, NM||United States|
|Avg. July High||76||86.5|
|Avg. Jan. Low||4.2||20.5|
|Comfort Index (higher=better)||70||44|
Tourism is the main industry in the Village of Taos Ski Valley. The ski area and surrounding village have long been a popular winter destination. The community is quickly becoming a popular summer and fall vacation destination as well. In 2005, there were 55 active businesses in Taos Ski Valley. The Village has many Lodging options from Hotels, private home rentals, Condominiums to Alpine styled Bed and Breakfasts.The town of Taos, conveniently located 30 minutes down the canyon, provides year round services. High speed wireless internet access is available throughout the village and serves the needs of tele-commuters and home based businesses.
The official Taos Ski Valley app for your next ski and snowboard experience.
Features a GPS enabled, highly visual trail map. Find your location and see where your friends are. Check the live weather conditions, daily resort video reports, live webcams, and lift reports. Stay up to date on all the resort conditions. Check in’s, live social interaction, and friend finder can keep your snow experience fun and exciting. Easily access all of the mountains deals and be the first to find out about upcoming events.