village of taos ski valley
The Village of Taos Ski Valley is located in the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 18 miles northeast of the Town of Taos. Originally settled by a group of hearty and adventurous miners in the 1800’s, the community is now inhabited by intrepid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts year-round.
Taos Ski Valley (TSV) has entered an exciting new era! From a soaring new chairlift to Kachina Peak, to future upgrades in the village and at the base, visitors will experience more stunning vistas, new terrain, and off-slope choices. It’s part of new TSV owner Louis Bacon’s plan to continue a legacy of progress pioneered by founder Ernie Blake.
Year round fun!
Taos Ski Valley hosts a variety of events year round including the Winter Wine Festival, Fireworks, Live Music, Oktoberfest and a challenging trail run. With cooler temperatures in the summer and bluebird skies in the winter plan your trip now to Taos Ski Valley.
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Snow Crazy Mountain Village
Taos Ski Valley, renowned for its expert terrain, also includes a tremendous number of beginner and intermediate runs. Off the ski slopes, enjoy tubing on Strawberry Hill; take a guided full moon snowshoe hike; race up a snowmobile trail; or kick back in a hot tub. Kids have a blast at the Children’s Center.
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It’s Cooler Up Here
Beat the heat at 9,300 feet with summer in Taos Ski Valley; it’s a breath of fresh air…literally. The valley and village are alive with music performances, educational programs and outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and fishing. Have lunch on the deck of The Bavarian, ride the scenic chair lift up the mountain, or head off for white water adventure!
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Stay in Taos Ski Valley
Taos Ski Valley is a place where you can check your worries at the door, warm your bones in an outdoor hot tub, relax by a crackling fire and enjoy the amazing beauty of high alpine New Mexico. From quaint cabins and chalets to slopeside condos or comfy bed and breakfasts, there are many lodging options in the Village of Taos Ski Valley.
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Grab a Bite
Taos Ski Valley has many dining options from casual pizza, to full service aprés-ski meals, fondue nights at The Bavarian, or relaxed family restaurants. Grab a green chile cheeseburger, refuel on local, grass-fed steaks or spice things up with the famous New Mexico green and red chile enchiladas.
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Function to Fashion
The Village of Taos Ski Valley boasts five specialty ski shops with highly-trained ski technicians to help you buy or rent equipment. One-of-a-kind gifts, local jewelry, fine art, and warm woolen apparel can all be found in our base area. Stock your condo with groceries and margarita fixings from our local market.
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Directions from Taos to Taos Ski Valley
Just 19 miles from the Town of Taos
Travel north on US 64/Paseo Del Pueblo Norte until you reach the stoplight intersection of US 64/NM 522/NM 150. Turn right onto NM 150. Passing through the tiny town of Arroyo Seco, stay on NM 150, which takes you to the ski area parking lots.
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