Taos Ski Valley

Taos ski valley
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
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Taos Ski Valley is one of the top resorts in New Mexico. With 111 runs spanning 1,294 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Taos Ski Valley vs
Taos Ski ValleyAngel Fire Resort
beginner15 %21 %
intermediate17 %56 %
advanced32 %23 %
expert36 %-
total runs111 81
ski area1,294ac 560ac
summit elevation12,481ft 10,677ft
total lifts15 7
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$105 $77

Taos Ski Valley Reviews

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DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Taos is awesome, and if you think NM can't rock some good skiing and riding you would be painfully wrong. Stoked as a rider I am able to ride here for so many reasons. The trees are incredible and there are so many places to get the heart going. They also have some decent parks... More
JCJustin C.
intermediate snowboarder

4.9 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
I’ve been to the resort countless times with family and every time we go i never want to leave! Although I haven’t been in 3 years it would mean a great deal to me to take my struggling family back out for a vacation at one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.... More
advanced skier

4.3 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Toas is AWESOME! Toas Ski valley is my favorite place that i have skied. Some things you should know before you go... the terrain available to ski is going to be a little more advanced than your average resort. The easy runs may feel like intermediate runs. This is a plus from my... More
DIWJDennis I. W. Jr.
expert skier

4.2 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
The expert terrain was amazing as well as the backcountry. it has a great atmosphere, that definitely oozes skiing vibes. The resort was incredibly family friendly and has skiing for beginning and intermediate skiers. ... More
SDScott D.
expert skier

4.5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
With the addition of the kachina lift Taos has opened up area's of the mountain that used to be only accessible with a 45 min thigh burning hike. Definitely world class! The planned West ridge lift will do more of the same. Bravo, Taos ski valley!... More
TLTom L.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
Taos SkiValley is a great family friendly ski area that gets plenty of early season snow but really needs a 100 inch base to ski everything . It has runs for everyone but has more advanced and Expert terain. The Town of Taos is cool.... More
WHWill H.

5 / 5

Oct 26, 2017
Taos: The skiers mountain. Not just for experts, but never disappoints them. The mountain provides thrills for all levels and all ages. The ski school is among the best anywhere. If you are willing to throw your boards on your back and hike, you'll enjoy some of the BEST.... More
DIWJDennis I. W. Jr.

5 / 5

Oct 16, 2017
I've never skied it. We visited this summer, my boys and I instantly fell in love!! We would really enjoy a chance to make some more memories at this beautiful place.
JBJoey B.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 16, 2017
Great mountain with a lot of options! There are some fantastic tree runs that will please any intermediate to advanced skier, and some better left to the advanced. Lots of groomer options and space to spread out. I really dig the hill, but the locals leave a lot to be desired.... More
SMStephen M.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 08, 2017
Definitely one of the most memorable mountains I've boarded. Very unique in a lot of different ways. From the parking lot shuttles to the intensity of the first lift (which hails a large sign that reads 'Don't Panic' just before you get on). Glad they added a lift to Kachina... More
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