Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Elevation

Base
9206 feet
Base
Summit
12481 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
3275 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

Quad Chairs
4
Quad Chairs
Triple Chairs
3
Triple Chairs
Double Chairs
5
Double Chairs
Surface Lifts
3
Surface Lifts

Terrain

Beginner Runs
15 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
17 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
32 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
36 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
111
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
1
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
5 miles
Longest Run
Skiable Terrain
1294 acres
Skiable Terrain
Snowmaking Area
647 acres
Snowmaking Area

Opening and closing dates

Season Open Date Close Date
2017/2018 12/01/2017 (estimated) 04/09/2018 (estimated)
2016/2017 12/09/2016 04/09/2017
2015/2016 11/26/2015 04/04/2016
2014/2015 11/27/2014 04/12/2015

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 18 - 64 $105
Child 6 & under Free
Child 7 - 12 $65
Child 13 - 17 $85
Senior 65 - 79 $85
Season Pass
(Kachina 2017/2018 Season Pass)
$1,095

Overall Rating

4.5 / 5 based on 26 reviews
Gavin

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.

Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Scott Dole

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!

Posted on Nov 08, 2017
Will Hicklen from Maryland

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.

Posted on Oct 26, 2017
Joey B from Arizona

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 were standoffish and acted like they were too good for you. However, there were a couple that saved this from being a three star review.

Overall, cool place. Snow is nice and they have some great runs and a cool bowl. Just don't expect much from the staff and you'll have a killer time.

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Jim from Minnesota

Actuallly all of the choices fit. I like the No Snowboards and great Terrain and snow conditions. It is not an overrun Vail celebrity big buck atmosphere and retains its southwest Atmosphere.

Posted on Oct 19, 2013
Dennis I. Wissinger Jr.

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.

Posted on Nov 10, 2017
Tom Leveson

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.

Posted on Nov 05, 2017
Dennis I. Wissinger Jr. from Pennsylvania

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.

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Stephen Mobley from Arizona

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!

Posted on Oct 08, 2017
Stephanie from Florida

Taos has a great ski school and runs for all abilities. I get bored easily, but not there!

Posted on Oct 07, 2013