Culture, Ballooning, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling & Chile

By Emily Taylor  / Visit USA Parks
I was seeking a different winter vacation; a mix of adventure and culture. With a ski resort towering over the desert, I drove to Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. The best part of this trip was that I could ski one day, and explore other winter activities...
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Merchants of Taos Ski Valley: Cold Smoke Photography

32 Years of Making Memories for Taos Ski Valley Visitors

He is the maker of memories—good memories—of time spent on the snow at Taos Ski Valley. Since 1986, Alain Pinto has been serving as the ski resort's commercial ski photographer. Over these years, Alain's company,...
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Seeking a European-Style Valentine's Day Stateside?

Choose Taos Ski Valley

From its towering snow-capped peaks to Bavarian-style lodges, where beer steins are served al fresco, visiting Taos Ski Valley feels as though you’ve been transported to the Alps. But this resort town is distinctly New Mexican. It’s home to Native and Hispanic influences visible in the unique décor...
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Merchants of Taos Ski Valley: Andrea Heckman

Andean Software Adventurer!

In a place full of remarkable people who have been here for decades, one of the most notable is Andrea Heckman. Known as the owner of the apparel-and-arts shop Andean Software, a more complete list of her roles includes global trekking guide, filmmaker, author, college professor, fundraiser,...
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The Best Places to Catch a Sunset in Taos Ski Valley & Beyond

Unparalleled Alpenglow

The majesty of Taos Ski Valley—ringed by soaring, white-peaked Sangre de Cristo Mountains (a range in the Southern Rockies)—is undeniable. Adventure awaits around every corner. What you might not know is that during winter, outdoor...
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