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Taos County, New Mexico is located on a high mesa valley next to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The climate is semi-arid, and the sun shines over 300 days a year. Taos County has a population of 32,937, the Town of Taos population is nearly 6,000 and Taos Ski Valley has a residential population of just 62 residents.

Elevation

  • Town of Taos - 6,950 feet
  • Taos Ski Valley - 9,207 feet
  • Wheeler Peak (highest point in New Mexico) - 13,161 feet

VTSV Climate

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.

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Average Annual Snowfall

  • Town of Taos - 35 inches
  • Taos Ski Valley - 321 inches
  • Angel Fire - 140 inches
Climate Taos Ski Valley, NM United States
Rainfall (in.) 20.5 36.5
Snowfall (in.) 146.3 25
Precipitation Days 103 100
Sunny Days 290 205
Avg. July High 76 86.5
Avg. Jan. Low 4.2 20.5
Comfort Index (higher=better) 70 44
UV Index 5.9 4.3
Elevation ft. 10,388 1,060

 

Taos Average Temperature and Precipitation

 

Month High Temp (F) Low Temp (F) Precip Inches
January 40 10 0.83
February 45 15 0.72
March 53 22 0.79
April 64 29 0.92
May 73 37 1.21
June 83 44 0.75
July 87 50 1.58
August 85 50 1.77
September 79 42 1.11
October 67 32 1.13
November 52 18 0.71
December 43 12 0.57
Average Totals 64 30 1.00

 

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Community Information

  • Inexpensive and trainable labor force
  • Available land in town and county
  • State-of-the-art hospital
  • Growing municipal airport
  • Full-service banks and credit unions
  • Environmentally friendly community
  • University of New Mexico campus
  • Full convention center

What Works

  • Agribusiness
  • Alternative medicine
  • Art
  • Film production
  • Lodging
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Retail, with large tourism base
  • Service industry
  • Spanish language oriented business

Dominant Industries

  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Service
  • Transportation, communications & utilities
  • Wholesale

 

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