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Taos Ski Valley

Taos

Some ski resorts are manufactured for the masses. This is not one of them. Taos Ski Valley is a rugged, authentic mountain, pioneered by people who put skiing first and all else second. Kachina Peak stands high above the Sangre de Cristo mountain range at 12,481 feet. From here, skiers...Read more

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With 51 percent of its runs rated expert and half of those runs boasting double black status, novices might think twice about choosing Taos. In fact, most of its visitors enroll in the resort's Ski Better Week, which includes lodging, lessons lift passes and food.

Accolades:
Snowbrains #6

Mountain Statistics

STATS

elevation and vertical drop of ski resort
Summit: 11,819 ft
Vertical: 2,612 ft
Base: 9,207 ft
Annual Snowfall: 305 inches
Number of Trails: 113
Acres: 1294 Skiable Acres
Snowmaking: 49%
Terrain Park: Yes
Night Skiing: No

TERRAIN

difficulty of ski runs black diamond, blue square and green circle by percentrage
51% Expert
25% Intermediate
24% Beginner

MOUNTAINS BY STATE

LIFTS

  • 14 total:
  • 0 Gondolas/Trams
  • 0 Hi-Speed Quad/Other
  • 4 Regular Quad
  • 2 Triple
  • 5 Double
  • 3 Surface

TRAIL MAP

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Some ski resorts are manufactured for the masses. This is not one of them. Taos Ski Valley is a rugged, authentic mountain, pioneered by people who put skiing first and all else second. Kachina Peak stands high above the Sangre de Cristo mountain range at 12,481 feet. From here, skiers and boarders survey some of the finest terrain in North America- bone dry powder shots, steep chutes, big bumps, cornices, and glades- it is all here. If heart-stopping terrain is not your thing, you will find miles of well-manicured slopes and gradual groomers to carve up all season long. This mecca of snow sports shows every level of skier and boarder a great time. Thanks to Mother Nature’s genius and some coveted stashes, there’s always more to explore than your legs will allow.

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