9 Reasons Why Taos Ski Valley Is a True Outdoor Mecca

Plus a Last-Minute 10th—Fresh Snow for the 2018 Ski Season Opening!

Outdoor enthusiasts don’t have to look far to find adventure in Taos Ski Valley. Boasting some of the best rafting, skiing, climbing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and...
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A Slice of Europe with New Mexican Flair

Discovering the Melting Pot Culture of Taos Ski Valley

Nestled in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, Taos is known for its spectacular desert and mountain landscapes, but it also boasts a rich heritage and vibrant culture, making it a fantastic getaway for art...
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Lucky 13!

Taos Ski Valley’s 2018 Up & Over Trail Run Is a Teenager

There’s nothing unfortunate about the 13th annual “Up & Over” 10K Trail Run (Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.) at Taos Ski Valley.
  In fact, we’re calling it “Lucky 13” as some lucky runners who ...
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Fewer Trees = A Win-Win for Fire Safety & Water Conservation

Taos Ski Valley Tree Thinning Underway

Despite the recent reopening of Carson National Forest—thanks to the start of Monsoon Season—the need to reduce fire hazards in Taos Ski Valley while simultaneously building up the valley’s water supply remains.

That is why a group of experts—led...
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Our Mountain Our Weather

Changes in our climate & our outlook

We all know the mountains as a place to go to cool down during the hot summers.  The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are a unique range among the Rocky Mountain states, a narrow band of ridges and 13,000' peaks running north-south from Colorado to Santa Fe.  To the west of the Sangres is a...
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The Three Best Trail to Pub Pairings in Taos

What's better after an invigorating hike in the mountains than refueling with a delicious meal and cold beer or margarita?  We've paired some of our favorite hikes and mountain bike rides with an excellent nearby pub that make for a stellar day in the Taos mountains.


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Taos Ski Valley...in the Summer!

When you can’t take the heat, head for the hills. During the summer months, Taos Ski Valley hosts a variety of fun-filled events; a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and art lovers alike. Go for the...
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Taos Valley, Alpine Culture, And Your Wellness

Just like every climate on earth, the historically tough nature of Taos Valley and its surrounds generated a particular and special culture. From the 13th and 14th century, Native Americans settled in the...
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Happy Camping

Simple And Effective Ways To Stay Warm On Your Camping Trip

If you’re up for a new kind of adventure this year, you may want to go camping in the campgrounds just below the Village of Taos Ski Valley. Whether you’re pitching a tent or staying in an RV...
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Yes, You Can Bring Fido to Taos Ski Valley!

When many of us hit the road for a holiday we just don't want to leave our beloved, four-legged family member behind. There are many inns and hotels in the beautiful Taos area that accept pets so you can bring Fido along. Following is a list of our Taos and Taos Ski Valley hotels that will...
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Taos Ski Valley - More Than a Ski Town

The Village of Taos Ski Valley is more than a ski town, tucked away in a valley surrounded by high alpine peaks, mountain adventure awaits!  What began as a rugged mining camp in the 1890...
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First-ever Ski Guide to New Mexico

~Taos Ski Valley has its place among some great resorts

Local author and journalist Daniel Gibson has recently released the first-ever comprehensive look at New Mexico’s ski scene. The book, published by the University of New Mexico Press, is titled Skiing New Mexico: A Guide to Snow Sports in the Land of Enchantment. The softbound full color book spans...
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Pack Your Bags

We're Going to Taos Ski Valley!

So you're coming to Taos Ski Valley and you've asked yourself "What do I need to pack?" Whether you'll be skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling there are the obvious, must have garments you'll be sure to put in your bag, but there a few items you might forget at home. So take notes, it's time to...

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Learning to Ski in Taos

You don't have to be an expert to ski Taos

I grew up in Texas.  My family visited the mountains in summer, but never in winter.  The most snow I ever saw was about a quarter inch accumulation until I was living in Santa Fe in my early 20’s.  I tried to learn to ski around that time, but I had bad experiences.  I never...
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The Wilderness is Calling

"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm". – U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Jr.

Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t the only U.S. President with a fondness for the slopes; President Gerald Ford spent many a vacation sliding downhill on skis and even owned a chalet in Colorado. This Presidents’ Day Weekend (Feb. 17–19), continue their outdoor legacies by taking in the mystery of the Sangre...
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The Call of the Mountains ~ From First Chair to New Friendships

~the connection

What was it that first sparked your attraction to skiing? For many of us it was the same thing ~ the desire to be outside, in the mountains, surrounded by nature. Breathing the clean, crisp air early in the morning as the lifts start spinning, watching the sun rise above the ridge to the east. We...
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Everlasting Love

~falling for Taos Ski Valley all over again

Do you remember the first time you clipped into a pair of skis or snowboard? Were you more exhilarated than terrified? Did you know then that sliding downhill would be your greatest and longest love?

I didn’t realize it until I pulled into ...
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Stay Over in Taos Ski Valley Après Wine Tasting

Wine Fest Kicks Off Feb. 2nd in Taos Ski Valley

Good news for lovers of the crushed and fermented grape!

Taos Ski Valley lodges and The Blake  still have rooms available during this week’s 2018 Taos Winter Wine Festival’s slopeside...
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Taos Ski Valley - Attitude of Gratitude

Taos Has Plenty of Snow!

In a ski town we often hear the words “epic conditions” in conversations on the chairlift, in the lodges and during aprés as the day winds down.  It’s no secret that 2017-18 has been a dry Winter in New Mexico, yet the attitude at Taos has been of gratitude in the great SNOW we do have. When...
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