Taos Ski Valley New Mexico

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Trails

Beginner
15%
Intermediate
17%
Advanced / Expert
68%

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Overview

Taos Ski Valley is one of the top resorts in New Mexico. With 111 runs spanning 1294 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!

Overall rating

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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
KKathy
Superb!

5 / 5

Feb 07, 2010
It is simply the best and most peaceful place to ski in the U.S.
JJohn
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 18, 2010
Taos has challenging slopes for skiers at all levels and is not that crowded. The area is gorgeous and they have a great on-the-slope restaurant called the Bavarian which is outstanding and great fun to take a long lunch-break.
VVinh
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 10, 2009
there's a very nice inn down at the Taos resort. They serve hot chocolate during the winter and warm your bed for you, electronically.
BBryan
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 25, 2008
It's the perfect place for all types of skiers and I appreciate the fact that snowboarding is not allowed. It is beautiful and the snow quantity and quality was excellent!
FFrank
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 20, 2007
I learned how to ski there then spent my honeymoon there at Snakedance Inn. Fantastic!
BBob
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 13, 2007
Taos combines all the things I look for in a ski park: long runs, short wait times for lifts, good accomodations and dining options after a day on the slopes.
PPat
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jul 25, 2005
Terrific scenery, with good access and location to meet family. TOurism impact is not as destructive to natural system as other areas.
JJaime
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 25, 2005
Awesome terrain, + surrounding NM is great place to discover while not on the slopes.

Lifts

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

Elevation

Base
9,206 feet
Summit
12,481 feet
Vertical drop
3,275 feet

Terrain

Total runs
111
Terrain Parks
1
Longest Run
5 miles
Skiable Terrain
1,294 acres
Snowmaking Area
647 acres
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