The Best Winter Hikes in Taos Ski Valley

One of the allures of skiing is being outside in the mountains, surrounded by forests and amazing views in every direction.  We love the thrilling feeling of sliding down the mountain on snow, but it isn't always for everyone.  There are some wonderful ways to experience the outdoors here, if you wish to find solitude, peace and quiet surrounded by the beauty of a snowy scene or enjoy a hike with your family and best friends, opportunities abound from casual day hikes to alpine trekking and peak-bagging.

Taos Folk Store to Pop Up at Taos Ski Valley

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 and traditions.


Taos Ski Valley Tent
Thunderbird Road
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36° 35' 44.5524" N, 105° 26' 55.9176" 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 9 a.m. 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!


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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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