Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley

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Why you should visit Taos Ski Valley

#37 in Best Ski Resorts in the USA

Taos Ski Valley is known for seeing both 300 inches of snowfall and 300 days of sunshine every year.

This, plus the resort’s 3,754-foot vertical drop and more than 1,200 skiable acres make Taos Ski Valley a favorite New Mexico ski destination.

Taos Ski Valley is home to the Ernie Blake Snowsport School, one of the top ski schools in the world. The resort also provides various ski weeks, Women’s Week, Race Week and Child Ski Week, that give visitors and locals the opportunity to make lifelong friends while improving their skiing and snowboarding abilities. Taos Ski Valley is an Ikon Pass destination and Mountain Collective member resort

Taos Ski Valley usually opens for the season around late November and closes mid-April. The best times to catch the most snowfall is during the months of February and March. And with around 300 days of sunshine each year, you are sure to have at least one gorgeous day on the slopes.

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Ski Resort Details
116 Sutton Pl
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Current Conditions
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Updated: Jul. 22, 2024
Ski Resort Details
116 Sutton Pl
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
  • Summit Elevation12,481 ft
  • Base Elevation9,350 ft
  • Vertical Drop3,131 ft
  • Skiable Area1,294 ac
  • Average Snowfall300 in
Trail Information
  • Number of trails110
  • Easy24%
  • Intermediate25%
  • Expert51%
  • Snowmaking50 %
Lift Details
  • Number of Lifts14
  • Gondolas/Trams1
  • High Speed Quads1
  • Fixed Grip Quads3
  • Triples4
  • Doubles1
  • Surface Lifts/other4

Where to stay

There are a variety of lodging options to choose from in Taos Ski Valley. The Austing Haus Bed & Breakfast is a charming boutique hotel about a mile from the ski area. For ski-in/ski-out accessibility try The Blake , an alpine retreat with a northern New Mexican spirit, or The Hotel St. Bernard , a European-inspired ski lodge. Kandahar Condominiums is a great choice for more space, slope-side views and ski-in/ski-out access.

Where to eat

A day on the slopes can get those bellies rumbling. Luckily, Taos Ski Valley has plenty of onsite dining options to choose from. For après-ski fun and European style cuisine, The Bavarian Restaurant serves German classics like Wienerschnitzel to Käsespätzle. At the base of Kachina Peak, you will find Phoenix Grill serving lip-smacking BBQ, while Rhoda’s Restaurant in the Resort Center is a local favorite for burgers and New Mexican food. The Tenderfoot Katies Food Court offers grab and go and made to order options for breakfast and lunch.

How to get there

Both The Albuquerque International Airport and The Santa Fe Airport are located three hours from Taos Ski Valley, while The Taos Regional Airport is about an hour from the resort. Taos Ski Valley offers shuttle services to and from the various airports. There are also shuttle services and other public transit options within Taos proper, meaning you won’t need to rent a car during your trip.

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