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2014/2015 SKI SEASON

Fast Facts

OPENING DAY November 27
 
Average Annual Snowfall: 305 inches
Average Days of Sunshine: 300+ days
Trails: 110 Total
24% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 51% Expert
Lifts: 13 Total
4 Quad Lifts, 2 Triple Chairlift, 5 Double Chairlifts, 3 Surface Lifts
Base Elevation: 9,207 feet / 2805 meters
Kachina Peak Elevation: 12,481 feet / 3804 meters
Top of Highest Lift (Kachina) Served: 12,450 feet / 3795 meters
Vertical Drop:
2,612 feet / 796.13 meters (lift served)
3,274 feet / 998.22 meters (with Kachina Peak lift)

 

Lift Tickets

Lift ticket office hours 8am-4:30pm 7 days a week.

• Lift tickets are sold by the day or discounts apply to purchases of 2+ days.
• ½ day passes begin and end at 12:30 pm
• For novice skiers tickets are available at a reduced rate for the beginners hill only.
• Children 6 and under ski free with a paying adult. Seniors 65-79 qualify for a Discounted Season Pass.
• Seniors 80 and over ski Free.
 
Age group classifications:
Child       Teen        Adult       Senior         Active
7-12         13-17      18-64       65-79      Military
 
2014/2015 RATES
Adult
Teen
Child
Senior
Single - 12/20/2014 - 3/22/2015
$82
$71
$51
$71
Multi-Day - 12/20/2014 - 3/22/2015
$78
$68
$48
$68
Half Day - 12/20/2014 - 3/22/2015
$68
$53
$44
$53
Discount Season 11/27-12/19 & 3/23-4/5
$59
$49
$44
$49

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taos Card

The Taos Card direct-to-lift card now gives you a substantial discount off the single-day ticket rate during regular season, plus every 7th day is free. Check the website for additional discounts.

Click Here to activate your 2014-2015 Taos Card. All Taos Cards must be activated online.

 

Season Passes

ADULT, FAMILY AND SENIOR PASSES
Adult Full Passes can be purchased prior to the ski season. Please contact Taos Ski Valley for this years dates. Senior 65–79 Passes are available throughout the season and pre-season. There is no maximum use limit or blackouts on Adult, Family or Senior Passes. Adult Full and  Family Passes include exchange days at other resorts.

MILLENNIUM PASS
The Millennium Pass is valid for a maximum of 70 days. Blackout dates do apply. The Millennium Pass includes exchange days at other resorts.
 
COLLEGE & YOUTH
College passes require proof of college enrollment and a minimum of 12 credit hours. Blackout dates do apply.


Ski&Ride Lessons

 
You don’t have to be an expert to ski Taos, but there’s no better place to become one.
 
 
PRIVATE LESSONS
Personalized instruction to match your level and improve your skiing. One to four people. One Hour, Two Hours, Half Day or Full day. Discounted privates from 1pm.

GROUP LESSONS
Skiers of all levels are welcome. The 2-hour lessons are available every morning (9:45 AM) and afternoon (1:15 PM).

YELLOWBIRD BEGINNER’S PROGRAM
(13 years and older)
Our special slope and lift are designed to help anyone learn to ski. This package includes 4 1/2 hours of lessons, rentals (skis, boots & poles) and beginner lift ticket. Lessons begin at 9:45 AM with a break for lunch. The lessons end between
3:00 PM and 3:30 PM.

GREENBIRD PACKAGE
For those who have progressed past the Yellowbird program and are looking to build confidence skiing Whitefeather and beyond. This package includes lesson, full area lift ticket and ski rentals.
 
TAOS LOCALS CLINICS
This lesson package includes 5 2 1/2-hour lessons (1:00 - 3:30 PM). Classes meet on Strawberry Hill at 12:45 PM. Our Locals Clinics are designed for participants at all levels S
 

 

 

Ski&Snowboard Weeks


After six days under the tutelage of our top instructors and practicing your new moves on our varied terrain, you’ll head home a much better skier. Every morning you’ll join your group and your instructor for two hours of training on the slopes. The rest of the day, you can practice what you’ve learned. Each night you can share a great meal with your new friends, swap stories, and make plans to meet again. Ski Weeks are Sunday through Friday.
  • Runs every Sunday through Friday , beginning 12/21/2014 (December 21st, 28th  2014, Feb 15th and March 8th, 2015 excluded)
  • Two hours instruction each morning
  • Tech talks and discussions of biomechanics and ski psychology in the evenings immerse you in a total mountain experience
  • Ski or snowboard
  • $130*

*Price does not include lift ticket. Must purchase separate six-day lift ticket, have season pass or Taos Card. For our best deal, check out the Taos Card for discounted lift tickets and Snowsports Week rates.

For more information or to reserve lessons, call 866-968-7386 ext. 2355.
 


HOLIDAY SEASON SNOWSPORTS WEEK
  • Begins December 21st, 28th, Feb 15th and March 8th, 2015
  • Two hours instruction each morning
  • Tech talks and discussions of biomechanics and ski psychology in the evenings immerse you in a total mountain experience
  • Ski or Snowboard
  • $235

*Price does not include lift ticket. Must purchase separate six –day lift ticket, have season pass or Taos Card. For our best deal, check out the Taos Card for discounted lift tickets and Snowports Week Rates


RACE WEEK
  • For ski racers- focus on race technique and skiing gates.
  • Includes six two hour AM sessions running Sunday through Friday, and four two hour PM sessions Monday through Thursday.
  • January 11-16, 2015
  • $260*

*Price does not include lift ticket. Must purchase separate six-day lift ticket, have season pass or Taos Card. For our best deal, check out the Taos Card for discounted lift tickets and Snowsports Week rates.


TELEMARK SKI WEEK
  • All levels welcome.
  • 2 hours each morning.
  • January 27thru February 1st, 2015
  • $130*

*Price does not include lift ticket. Must purchase separate six-day lift ticket, have season pass or Taos Card. For our best deal, check out the Taos Card for discounted lift tickets and Snowsports Week rates.


TEEN/COLLEGE SNOWSPORTS WEEKS
  • Less talk, more turns. Specifically designed for teenage skiers and riders, our Teen and College Snowsports Weeks deliver a high energy curriculum with a focus on serious fun.
  • Six two hour AM sessions running Sunday through Friday.
  • For Teens 13 & up.
  • Ski or snowboard
  • December 21, 2014, February 15 & March 8, 2015
  • $235*

*Price does not include lift ticket. Must purchase separate six-day lift ticket, have season pass or Taos Card. For our best deal, check out the Taos Card for discounted lift tickets and Snowsports Week rates.


DESIGNER SKI WEEKS
  • You can choose the Sunday that works best with your schedule. If you want to form your own "Ski Week", now you can do that. 
  • You get 5 or 6 days of 2hr lessons with the same instructor am or pm. You can choose where and what kind of skiing you do, you can choose how many students (friends) are in the group, and where and when you meet each day.
  • Want to focus on moguls, have your own race camp, hike the ridge all week or just enjoy the mountain at your own pace? This is the perfect week for you and your friends.
  • Ski or snowboard
  • $650* during the regular season; $1000* during the Holiday Season (December 21, December 28, 2014, February 15 & March 8, 2015.)

*Price does not include lift ticket. Must purchase separate six-day lift ticket, have season pass or Taos Card. For our best deal, check out the Taos Card for discounted lift tickets and Snowsports Week rates.


 

Children’s Center


Skiing has always been a family affair at Taos Ski Valley, so we make it easy to introduce your children to skiing and provide a fun adventure for skiers of all abilities. We’ve developed a series of unique children’s programs led by specially-trained instructors. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, kids will be comfortable using as a “home base” during the day ensuring that you will have a great time, too. Children even have their own ski area, pint-sized lifts, special terrain, and equipment shop. What parent could want more? For Reservations please call 800-776-1111 or CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE
 

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BEBEKARE
6 weeks to 1 year old
Our littlest guests will be comfortable and happy under the supervision of our caring nursery staff.
 
KINDERKARE
1 to 3 years old
Snowplay, creative indoor activities, and yummy snacks make for a full and fun day for one to three years old. The all-day program includes two snacks and lunch.
 
MINI ELITE PROGRAM
Design for our littlest sliders! Must be 23lbs and no longer toddling
This one-hour ski lesson is for three-year olds enrolled in Kinderkare. The program is designed for children who are not ready for an all day ski experience. It provides a shorter ski time to test the readiness of a child for a more comprehensive ski experience. Lessons are provided by specially trained instructors. Rental equipment is included. The class size is limited to 3 students.
 
JUNIOR ELITE PROGRAMS
Our Junior Elite programs are all inclusive. Your fee covers lift tickets, rental package (skis, boots, poles, and helmets), a morning lesson, an afternoon lesson, and lunch. Check in for lessons begins at 8am. Classes start to form at 9:30am. For the all day program the last lesson is over at 2:30pm. Pick up time is 2:30pm to 4pm.  
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JUNIOR ELITE I
3 years old and four years old &  potty trained
A passion for skiing starts here! Kids three years old through first grade learn the basics of the sport in small classes during this all-day program. They’ll also enjoy fun indoor and outdoor activities while they make new friends.
 
JUNIOR ELITE II
5 years old to 7 years old
Our friendly snow coaches teach a love of the sport and the mountains to older kids of all skiing abilities. Not only will your kids be better skiers, they’ll build their confidence and have a great time, too.
 

JUNIOR ELITE III

8  to 15 years old 
Older children will increase their abilities and skills while having fun outdoors adventures! 
Great for all abilities from the First Timer to the Adventure Shredders!
 

 

 


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