Taos Ski Valley

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Taos ski valley
Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee

Overall

4.3

The state's only true destination snow resort, Taos is super steep with not a ton of options for beginners and a small terrain park. If you are an expert freerider and like places like Jackson Hole, Snowbird, Aspen Highlands, come to Taos. Despite hit or miss seasons, the resort holds snow well and will have good packed powder and bumps for a while between storms. Multiple people said to get the green chile in the lodge. A forewarning: Don't cut ropes, lots of cliff zones all over the mountain.

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
Have your say on Taos Ski Valley
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 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 / 5

Oct 07, 2013
SStephanie
Taos has a great ski school and runs for all abilities. I get bored easily, but not there!
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 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 / 5

Aug 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 / 5

May 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 / 5

Apr 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 / 5

Feb 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 / 5

Feb 11, 2012
RRichard
Plenty of challenging runs plus great snow and that one of a kind New Mexico mystique.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 07, 2011
JJorge
easy access from Albkk(70mi. dr)Beautiful slopes. good ski shool. Relatively inexpensive, compeared c/ other places
Superb!

5 / 5

Jun 09, 2010
KKaren
Taos, New Mexico has the most beautiful mountains, rivers and valleys. One can the most gorgeous sunsets and sunrises.
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