- 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 (base) - 9,207 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.
• Town of Taos—35 inches
Average Annual Snowfall
• Taos Ski Valley—300 inches
• Angel Fire—140 inches
|Climate||Taos Ski Valley, NM||United States|
|Rainfall (avg in. per yr.)||12.3||36.5|
|Snowfall (avg in. per yr.)||300||25|
|Avg. July High||76||86.5|
|Avg. Jan. Low||4.2||20.5|
|Comfort Index (higher=better)||69||44|
Town of Taos Average Temperature and Precipitation
|Month||High Temp (F)||Low Temp (F)||Precip Inches|
- Inexpensive and trainable labor force
- Available land in town and county
- State-of-the-art hospital
- Growing municipal airport
- Full-service banks and credit unions
- Environmentally friendly community
- University of New Mexico campus
- Alternative medicine
- Film production
- Outdoor recreation
- Retail, with large tourism base
- Service industry
- Spanish language oriented business
- Transportation, communications & utilities