Taos Ski Valley - Your Mountain Getaway

Modern Facilities, Pioneer Spirit

The Village of Taos Ski Valley is on the southern end of the Rocky Mountains in the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 18 miles northeast of the Town of Taos.The community is visited year-round by outdoor enthusiasts.

The Taos Ski Valley Story

The European atmosphere and architecture of Taos Ski Valley is due to the ski area’s pioneers—a mix of German, French, Austrian and Swiss residents and employees—combined with the local Native American and Spanish cultures.  With new ownership in 2014, the Taos Ski Valley Resort embarked on an exciting phase of development.

Be prepared to be welcomed warmly and treated royally. From unique dining and shopping experiences and culture, you'll feel like family in this wonderful village of outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers! 


Meet our neighbor, the historic Town of Taos

Beginning at the turn of the 20th century artists from the eastern US began flocking to Taos for its rich culture, history, artistic traditions and natural beauty. Taos is a place of piercing light and spectacular views, where the desert palette changes hourly as the sun moves across the sky and over the simple but comfortable and natural adobe homes. Nearby river canyons, mesas and vast open spaces offer endless vacationer opportunities. 

Fun Facts

In the 1800's Taos Ski Valley was a small copper mining town called Twining.
The Kachina lift serves the highest elevation of any triple chair on the North American continent.

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)
UV Index 5.9 
Elevation - 9,207 feet 


Average Annual Snowfall

• Town of Taos—35 inches
• Taos Ski Valley—300 inches
• Angel Fire—140 inches