The storied slopes of Taos Ski Valley are just a 30-minute (19-mile) drive from the heart of Taos and starting December 21st, guests of El Monte Sagrado can enjoy fare-free bus service to TSV. The road through the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains is a perfect preamble to a day enjoying some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions in the world. The Taos ski area comprises 110 trails over nearly 1,300 acres and with a 3,274-foot vertical drop. The Kachina Peak Lift, topping out at 12,481 feet, is one of the highest chairlifts in North America and brings skiers and riders to a range of pristine yet rugged terrain including advanced trails, tree chutes and open bowls.
Angel Fire ResortA Northern New Mexico Favorite
Angel Fire Resort
The uncrowded slopes surrounded by beautiful mountain views that make Angel Fire Resort a favorite are just 40 minutes (25 miles) from Taos. The drive from Taos to the resort – known as the Enchanted Circle – is consistently named one of the most beautiful drives in the country due to its spectacular vistas. The resort’s more than 80 runs trend toward intermediate skiers and riders but also offer beginner and advanced terrain including terrain parks and more than 30 acres of glade trails. The mountain features a 2,077-foot vertical drop and sees an annual average of 210 inches of snowfall.
Red River Ski AreaFamily-Friendly Resort
Red River Ski Area
Red River Ski Area is a 49-minute (37-mile) drive from Taos along the Enchanted Circle. This mountain offers a balanced mix of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain across its 57 trails, along with a 1,600-foot vertical drop. Its three terrain parks are designed for beginning, intermediate and expert skills, as well, and Red River truly offers something for everyone. And, for guests who don’t ski or snowboard, tubing is available.
Amole Canyon ValleyPerfect for snowshoe adventures
Guided Snowshoe Tours
Take off on lightweight snowshoes along the scenic back country tails with our partner Heritage Inspirations for a day of fun in the snow like no other. Guide Angelisa Murray leads guests on a two-hour walk through the beautiful Amole Canyon in the Carson National Forest (at an elevation of 8,150 feet). Tours include snowshoe and pole rentals, a gourmet pack lunch and transportation to and from the trail. Learn more on the Heritage Inspirations website and book your room package by calling 575.779.5516.