Spring Adventures Abound at Taos Ski Valley

Spring Break is here, and it's one of the most exciting times of the year in Taos Ski Valley! The snowpack is deep and the days are getting brighter and warmer. Skiing and snowboarding in the New Mexico sun this time of year is awesome, there is nothing quite like shredding the soft spring snow while working on an epic goggle tan. An energetic buzz fills the air as the mountain lights up with happy shredders and good vibes.

Share, Inspire and Create

If you've ever thought about signing up for a ski or snowboard lesson you've taken the first step towards one of the most exciting, life-changing experiences you'll ever decide to embrace. Once you’ve made that call, you're on course to bringing your shredding skills to a whole new level and accomplishing what you've always wanted to on the mountain!

Merchants of Taos Ski Valley: Cold Smoke Photography

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, Cold Smoke Photography, has taken tens of thousands of photographs of people skiing and snowboarding where the Rocky Mountains begin as well as shot custom assignments, family portraits, and group shots.


Cold Smoke Photography
Thunderbird Road
United States
36° 35' 43.71" N, 105° 26' 56.8968" W

Merchants of Taos Ski Valley: Andrea Heckman

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, photographer, and artist.

Oh, and bar waitress.


Andean Software
United States
36° 35' 41.424" N, 105° 26' 58.3728" W

Skiing "The Change" at Taos Ski Valley—Opening Day 2018/2019

Every year, the first day of ski season is one of the most exciting days for a lot of mountain folks. This year was no different, albeit a great deal whiter than Opening Day last year given that we had a solid snow base for first chair at 9am on Thanksgiving Day. Add to that the sheer joy of riding up Taos Ski Valley's brand-new, high-speed quad that cut the time from base to top nearly in half and we can happily report that the only blues we saw on Opening Day 2018/2019 were the skies and intermediate runs!


United States
36° 36' 10.1196" N, 105° 26' 28.6224" W

9 Reasons Why Taos Ski Valley Is a True Outdoor Mecca

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 hiking in the world, the area draws visitors from near and far looking for a taste of the great outdoors. Taos Ski Valley is tucked into the magnificent Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, the southernmost sub-range of the Rockies.


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