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Elevation 9,321′-12,450′

~Getting to Taos Ski Valley
~Best Places to Stay in Taos Ski Valley
~Best Place to Check the Snow
~Best Summer/Fall Activities
~Best Winter Activities
~Events

New Growth

With new ownership, Taos has embarked on an exciting new phase of development. This includes installing a high-speed quad chair lift (operational in 2018/2019), building the luxurious Blake Hotel, renovating the Bavarian restaurant and lodge, expanding The Phoenix restaurant, updating the Children’s Center and creating a Gondolita from it to the village center, restoring the Hondo stream, and making underground improvements.

It’s a great time to come and check out these advances that are reinvigorating Taos Ski Valley. Yes, these upgrades bring construction (and sometimes dust) but the Ski Valley still provides a quiet, soul-restoring getaway nestled in the whispering aspen and evergreens above the Town of Taos. Come hike, bike, climb, or sit on the deck of one or more of Taos Ski Valley’s dining spots. Enjoy the sound of the Rio Hondo. Take it all in.

Change is in the air!

Winter
Although renowned for its expert terrain, Taos Ski Valley has plenty of runs for intermediates and beginners including new beginner hills and a Gondolita lift service. There are also multiple options for those who don’t shred. One can put up one’s feet and watch others charging the runs from the deck at the St.Bernard, take a snowmobile tour of the high country with Big Al, kick back in a hot tub, or enjoy the incredible spa services offered in the valley. If you’re travelling with kids, check the Children’s Center for fun options. For more winter activities, click here

Summer 
Beat summer’s heat at 9,300 feet in Taos Ski Valley; it’s a breath of fresh air… literally as well as figuratively. The valley and village are alive with musical performances, educational programs, and outdoor activities. Visitors can hike up multiple ski valley trails including to Williams Lake or Wheeler Peak (New Mexico’s highest), mountain bike, rock climb, fish, meditate, or simply take in the Sangre de Cristo vistas. View more summer activities here.

Events
From live music to trail running, Taos Ski Valley offers a bit of everything. Come up to the chalet-style Hotel St.Bernard for a classical music concert, the Bacon & Brews festival on the Blake Plaza, either a summer or winter wine tasting, or for the challenging Up & Over 10K Trail Run. For more, view the full event calendar.

Driving Directions from Taos to Taos Ski Valley
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. Stay on NM 150 while you weave through scenic, tiny, Arroyo Seco, all the way up through the canyon to the ski area parking lots. Click here for details.

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PLACES TO 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.
LODGING AVAILABLE IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
From quaint cabins and chalets to slopeside hotels and condos or comfy bed and breakfasts, there are many lodging options in the Village of Taos Ski Valley
DINING IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
Taos Ski Valley has an impressive choice of dining options available year round. During the winter months and ski season on mountain dining options are available. The Resort center itself boasts an array of coffee houses, sweet stores fine dining and family dining. Visit the market for supplies and package liquor. There is no need to leave the mountain, Taos Ski Valley has it all.
192 THE BLAKE
This is your space to connect while savoring shareable dishes and inspired wines. This inviting dining room radiates international flare—rustic European alpine architecture folded into colorful New Mexican design.
THE BAVARIAN RESTAURANT
You’ll find Bavarian hospitality at its warmest in our acclaimed restaurant, where a wait staff clad in lederhosen and dirndls dispenses German specialties in an ambience of pure Gemütlichkeit at the base of Taos Ski Valley.
BLONDE BEAR TAVERN
Offering refined European alpine cuisine with a devotion to seasonality and local ingredients. Our staff embodies northern New Mexico’s warm hospitality: expert service with a casual approach.
BLACK DIAMOND ESPRESSO
Black Diamond Espresso is your place in Taos Ski Valley to enjoy exceptional espresso, coffee and mochas. We are the hot chocolate experts offering a fiesta of choices including dark, white and Mexican.
BUMPS MARKET AND BURRITO BAR
Located in the resort center Bumps Market stocks grocery items, beer, wine, liquor and tobacco products. Burrito Bar – made to order burritos for breakfast and lunch and several other to-go selections.
CAFE NARANJA
Located in what was The Edelweiss Deli, Café Naranja offers diner style bar seating in the café for skiers trying to get first chair, as well as a formal dining room where families can start the day together before a big day of skiing.
HONDO RESTAURANT AT THE SNAKEDANCE
Historic Hondo Restaurant is a cozy atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy a meal together. We offer an affordable après -ski menu and an exciting lighter fare dinner menu accompanied by our hand-picked wine list.
HOTEL ST. BERNARD RESTAURANT
Dining at the Hotel St. Bernard is unforgettable. The Rathskeller Bar is a local favorite and open to all. In addition to one of the finest wine cellars in the Southwest, our guests also enjoy a full bar.
MOLLY'S CREPE ESCAPE
Stop in for a fast, casual, and healthy crepe menu or scrumptious artisan chocolates and gourmet coffee. Molly and her crepe crew have been serving fresh, made-to-order, savory and sweet crepes in the Taos Ski Valley since 2008.
MARTINI TREE BAR
Located mere steps away from List 1, the Martini Tree is your place to enjoy great apres ski specials accompanied by live music and sports programming. Live music Thursday to Sunday and holidays.
PIZZA SHACK
A cozy little shack located in the base area of Taos Ski Valley. Serving up fresh hand tossed pizza, pasta and southern style BBQ. We offer beer & wine. Dine-in, carry-out or we deliver,
RHODA'S RESTAURANT
Your new favorite spot to grab a burger or sample fresh New Mexican cuisine. Enjoy Rhoda’s carefully selected New Mexican food, wine list, local micro brews and craft cocktails. Located slope-side in the resort center, easily accessible.
STRAY DOG CANTINA
Serving delicious Northern New Mexican food in the Taos Ski Valley for 25 years. We are especially famous for our 100% flame roasted red and green chile. The Margaritas are legendary as well, made with fresh lime juice and agave tequila.
TAOS MESA BREWING AT TAOS SKI VALLEY
Along with six taps we feature at the Taos Ski Valley Taproom you’ll find our partnership beer, the Kachina Peak Pale Ale. This beer is brewed for those who crave adventure and prefer to live life elevated.
TENDERFOOT KATIE'S FRESH MARKET
Located in the resort center at the base of Lift #1, the Tenderfoot Katie marketplace offers affordable grab and go breakfasts and lunches as well as an abundance of unique made to order options.
THE WHISTLESTOP CAFE
Whistlestop Café is an elusive quick stop located mid-mountain on Whitefeather, near chair lift 2 and chair lift 6. The perfect place for families to grab a bite and a drink before heading back onto the slopes.
SHOPPING IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
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. Catch up on the latest outdoor fashions, the warmest boots or just browse the racks as you dream of your next run.
ALPINE XTREME
Taos Ski Valley’s newest and only ski-in/ski-out ski shop. The best location to buy, rent and service your equipment. Taos Ski Valley’s best staff and best selection can outfit you from head-to-toe.
ANDEAN SOFTWARE
An impressive collection of wearable art and clothing made primarily by artisans from Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Since 1984.
BOOT DOCTORS
Taos’ premiere skishop featuring the finest lines in skis, snowboards, ski boots, clothing and accessories. In the Summer we offer a unique selection of high quality functional and fashionable clothing, outerwear, shoes and boots.
BOX CANYON
Made in New Mexico souvenirs, gifts, and local art. Cards, toys, snacks, candy and sundries. United States Post Office and other business services. Your friendly one-stop shop.
COLD SMOKE PHOTOGRAPHY - ON MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Our photographers can be found on the mountain daily from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, weather permitting. See us at the top of chair lift #2 for family photos, couple shots and groups.
COTTAM'S SKI SHOPS
With four locations, Cottam’s Ski Shop has been New Mexico’s favorite family-owned ski shop since 1976. Known for exceptional customer service, convenient locations, wide selection of goods & equipment, and unbeatable prices.
LE SKI MASTERY
Whether it's a new pair of skis, a pair of boots custom-fitted with footbed, a ski outfit, gloves, goggles, glasses or a pair of demo skis precisely tuned, Le Ski Mastery is your source to be outfitted properly for a great day on the slopes
MESAS EDGE
We represent over 40 local and regional artists' Studio art jewelry, Native American jewelry, Pueblo pottery, Navajo wood carvings, and more.
TAOS SPORTS RENTAL SHOP
Our experienced staff will provide you with everything you need to stay warm, look great, and ski/ride better. We have the best selection of skis, boards, boots, and outerwear. Expert boot fitting and precisely tuned demos.
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