Taos Ski Valley Travel Guide
Member Reviews (3)
- Taos Ski ValleyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
Taos Ski Valley is located about fifteen miles northeast of Taos proper in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The base is at 9,400 feet while the highest slopes are over 11,000 feet. The lodge and condos are not as extensive as what you might find at Vail or Breckenridge, but there's plenty of good food and drink.
- Taos Ski ValleyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Taos Ski Valley has always been worth a special trip. That's due to the historical nature of Taos itself and the pretty drive in. And because of the relatively isolated location, Taos requires a more robust travel commitment. You can commute in from say Los Alamos, but you're better off staying in the Valley or in the Village for the night.
There's plenty of excellent intermediate skiing past the "Don't Panic" sign at Al's Run. At the same time, the Expert slopes are a bitch and I usually relish the challenge (and as long as that takes). It also takes me awhile of days here to get my "sea legs" and figure out how I really want to ski (or hike) here. Also, if you want to learn how to ski, this is the place for you.
My only regret is the decision to allow snowboarders in. Like Alta, I wish they would have stuck to their skis, but I understand the economic and social pressures.