In the 1800's Taos Ski Valley was a small copper mining town called Twining.
The population density as of 2010 was 28.75 inhabitants per square mile.
From 1955-1957, the only ski run in Taos Ski Valley was Snakedance.
The Kachina lift serves the highest elevation of any triple chair on the North American continent.
Town of Taos - 6,967 feet
Taos Ski Valley - 9,207 feet (base) to 12,481 feet (Kachina Peak)
Village of Taos Ski Valley - 9,207 feet to 12,610 feet
Wheeler Peak (highest point in New Mexico) - 13,161 feet
Taos County has a semi-arid, continental climate. Taos Ski Valley gets an average of 12.3 inches of rain per year. The average U.S. rainfall is 37 inches per year. It receives, on average, 300 inches of snow per year but has been slowly declining in recent years. On average, there are about 285 sunny days per year in Taos Ski Valley. The July average high is 76°F. The January average low is 4°F, with an average high of 25.2°F. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 69 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44.
Average Annual Snowfall
• Town of Taos—35 inches
• Taos Ski Valley—300 inches
• Angel Fire—140 inches
Climate Taos Ski Valley, NM United States
Rainfall (average per yr.) - 12.3 inches
Snowfall (average per yr.) - 300 inches
Precipitation Days - 70 (includes rain & snow)
Sunny Days - 285
Average July High - 76 degrees (F)
Average Jan. Low - 4.2 degrees (F)
Comfort Index (higher=better) 69
UV Index 5.9
Elevation - 9,207 feet
Average Totals 64 30 12.09