From the early days of the ancient Taos Pueblo
—a UNESCO World Heritage site—to the more recent influx of creative types from around the world, artisans
have long found inspiration not only in Northern New Mexico's natural beauty but in its unique mix of Native American, Spanish, and Anglo cultures
At the 10th annual Taos Folk
pop-up store (at the Stables Gallery in the town of Taos
), you can see how this intersection of cultures serves as a catalyst for new ideas and unique creations by local artisans and artists alike. There are so many handcrafted, enticingly displayed, one-of-a kind finds
lovingly made by Taoseñas and Taoseños that it’s tough to choose which ones to take home as mementoes of New Mexico's magic, holiday gifts, or surprises for upcoming birthdays.
You may need to buy another suitcase to squeeze in
next to your skis, snowboard, or snowshoes!
Better yet, if you're planning to shred Taos Ski Valley December 27 to January 5
, Taos Folk will be within walking distance
. Yes, after it closes shop in town, the store will head uphill for a stint in the big white tent off of Thunderbird Road
, conveniently located on your way to and from the parking lot shuttle.
Store hours will be 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
, daily (except on the store's opening day, Dec. 27, when they will be 4–6 p.m.).
If the 27th is two days too late, no p
roblem—Taos Ski Valley has an array of unique shops
filled top to bottom with potential Christmas gifts for you and your loved ones. If the latest outdoor gear tops that wish list to Santa, we have you covered with a choice of five specialty ski shops–Alpine Xtreme
, Cottam’s Ski Shop
, Le Ski Mastery
, and the Taos Sports Rental Shop
Make our cozy, European-style village with New Mexican flare your 11th-hour shopping destination if striking silver and turquoise New Mexican jewelry is up your alley—Mesa’s Edge
has a large and beautifully curated selection—or if you're seeking soft Alpaca woolens, cozy après ski boots, and other South American handicrafts (Andean Software
And, how about giving your loved one (or yourself?) the gift of a relaxing spa treatment at The Blake
after either a long day on the slopes, in snowshoes, or simply shopping?
Have we given you too many choices? Good.
Wishing you successful gifting, happy sliding
, and the merriest of holiday seasons~!