Taos Ski Valley

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Taos Ski Valley Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Sagebrush Inn & Suites
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
50% off $338
The Blake at Taos Ski Valley
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
28% off $1,256
Super 8 by Wyndham Taos
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
26% off $1,446

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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. 

16/17 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″

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Taos Ski Valley Reviews

Fabulous 4.5 / 5
based on 31 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 / 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!
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 19, 2013
JJim
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.
Superb!5 / 5Oct 07, 2013
SStephanie
Taos has a great ski school and runs for all abilities. I get bored easily, but not there!
Very Good!4 / 5Feb 23, 2013
BBrandon
it's not the most time economical adventure yet the snow has been awesome almost every time i've gone.
Very Good!4 / 5Aug 22, 2012
RRad
Terrain is no. 1, but Taos is also close to our home in Texas and our condo in Angel Fire, NM. I don't mind snowboarders, but we don't have any boarders in the family, so the skiers only rule does not affect us. I also like the relative lack of glitz at Taos.
Very Good!4 / 5May 28, 2012
JJohn
This is actually one of many reasons that includes climate, scenery, food, and laid-back attitude of people compared to many big resorts. Oh, and no snowboards rule.
Superb!5 / 5Apr 25, 2012
JJonathan
The folks of the region are super friendly, old school ski feeling, amazing mountain, great snow conditions, no snowboarders to deal with, and does not have the I-70 Interstate of Colorado driving madness & resort commercialization...! Keep Taos snowboard free... =)
Superb!5 / 5Feb 21, 2012
JJpw
Great mountain, no snow boards, base @9000 but can stay in the best town @6000 only 24 minutes away. Best of both worlds.
Superb!5 / 5Feb 11, 2012
RRichard
Plenty of challenging runs plus great snow and that one of a kind New Mexico mystique.

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