Alpine Ski Resort TownElevate your Taos experience with a visit to beautiful Taos Ski Valley. A beautiful 40-minute drive north transports you to Taos Ski Valley. This rugged mountain has a variety of outdoor activities available; the town of Taos and the Taos ski area are both imbued with an eclectic mix of Native American, Hispanic and European cultural influences. Exciting renovations and developments are scheduled in Taos Ski Valley through 2015; you can read all about the details here. While quaint, the town of Taos Ski Valley boasts boutique shops and restaurants and has special events scheduled throughout the year. For more details see TaosSkiValley.com.
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Winter Skiing and SnowboardingTaos Ski Valley is world renowned for skiing and snowboarding and has been ranked as having the top-rated ski school in North America. The Taos ski area comprises 110 trails and an alpine-style ski resort. There are a variety of beginner, intermediate and expert trails over almost 1,300 acres. The new Kachina Peak Lift, at over 12,400 feet, is one of the highest chairlifts in North America. It takes guests to a range of pristine yet rugged skiing and snowboarding terrain including advanced trails, tree chutes and open bowls. The average annual snowfall is over 300 inches, and there are over 300 days of sunshine. To those who have been here before, it's no surprise that Taso Ski Vally offeres some of the most beautiful skiing and snowboarding conditions in all of North America.
Other winter activities at Taos Ski Valley include snowmobiling, innertubing and snowshoeing.
For tickets and passes see winter.skitaos.org
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Summer Outdoor ActivitiesOutdoor activities and adventures abound on Taos Mountain. During the late spring, summer and autumn months, visitors can enjoy great hiking, mountain biking, alpine horseback riding, fly-fishing and rock climbing. A local favorite is a hike to Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest peak ascending to over 13,000 ft. Visitors can also take the ski lifts to beautiful hiking terrain on the mountain.
For more information visit: summer.skitaos.com