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
Superb!

5 / 5

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

5 / 5

Jan 18, 2010
JJohn
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.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 10, 2009
VVinh
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.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Feb 25, 2008
BBryan
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!
Superb!

5 / 5

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

5 / 5

Oct 13, 2007
BBob
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.
Very Good!

4 / 5

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

4 / 5

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