taos ski valley – ski resort
Flanked by sacred wilderness, rugged peaks and multicultural vibes, there’s a reason Taos Ski Valley sits in the center of New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle. Located 50 miles south of the Colorado border, Taos Ski Valley is a mystical haven for 300+ inches of bone-dry powder stashes and some of the most untamed chutes, bowls and glades in North America. And with nearly half of all trails rated for beginners and intermediates, its unpolished charm and cheeky mountain rituals welcome anyone with a spirit of adventure.
Taos Ski Valley is a wild frontier for skiing and snowboarding, steeped in legendary culture, unconventional traditions and rugged perfection.
|Average Annual Snowfall||305″|
|Average Days of Sunshine||300 + days|
|Total Acreage||1,294 acres|
|Number of Trails||110 total: 24% beginner, 25% intermediate, 51% expert|
|Number of Lifts||15 total: 4 quad chair lifts; 3 triple chairs lift; 5 double chair lifts; 3 surface lifts|
|Base Elevation||9,200 feet / 2,805 meters|
|Summit Elevation||12,481 feet / 3,804 meters|
|Vertical Drop||3,281 feet / 997 meters|
|Hours of Lift Operation||9:00 am to 4:00 pm|
|Uphill Capacity||More than 15,000 skiers per hour|
|Snowmaking Capabilities||100% of beginner and intermediate slopes|