Taos Ski Valley

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Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
Overall
4.3

The only real ski destination in New Mexico, Taos' steep slopes and fun backcountry are a haven for advanced and expert skiers. On the other hand, beginners and freestylers might be disappointed by the lack of variety here. Regardless of the weather conditions, the resort generally holds powder well and will have good packed snow in between storms. Just note, there are tons of cliff zones all over the mountain so don't cut the ropes. 

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
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall114″ 75″

Taos Ski Valley Reviews

Fabulous 4.5 / 5
based on 28 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
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 for a place that just started participating in that area of the... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 23, 2017
JCJustin C.
intermediate snowboarder
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
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 20, 2017
GGavin
advanced skier
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 perspective. ... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 10, 2017
DIWJDennis I. W. Jr.
expert skier
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
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 08, 2017
SDScott D.
expert skier
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
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 05, 2017
TLTom L.
expert skier
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
Superb!5 / 5Oct 26, 2017
WHWill H.
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. TERRAIN. EVER.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 16, 2017
DIWJDennis I. W. Jr.
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.
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 16, 2017
JBJoey B.
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. There were a lot of crabby locals floating around, and most workers... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 08, 2017
SMStephen M.
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 Peak. Can't wait to get back out there!

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