The Future of Taos Ski Valley

In 1954, a young German immigrant named Ernie Blake founded Taos Ski Valley, pouring his passion and ingenuity into the heart of northern New Mexico.

In 2014, under new ownership, the resort embarked on a plan to create new lodging, amenities and opportunities to continue Ernie’s vision of a world-class destination.

Ernie Blake, Founder of Taos Ski Valley

TRUE TO ERNIE’S DREAM

Taos Ski Valley’s revival is a testament to the dedication to keeping Ernie's dream alive. His love for the mountains, independent spirit, family values, and the European tradition of hospitality are central to the project, and the preservation of the resort's unique spirit, colorful community, and renowned notoriety is unwavering.

THREE GOALS GUIDE THE PROJECT VISION

CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FOUR-SEASON RESORT

Develop an all-season destination that preserves the unique spirit of Taos and realizes that bigger isn’t always better.

IMPROVE ON-MOUNTAIN SKIING & RIDING

Add new lifts, new terrain, increased snowmaking and efficient resort operations to improve the experience for skiers and snowboarders.

ENHANCE THE YEAR-ROUND GUEST EXPERIENCE

Focus on improving in-resort options for lodging, dining, retail, adventure and entertainment.

DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

NEW LODGING OPTIONS

Construction of a new hotel, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, represents the first step towards upgrading the quantity and diversity of lodging options at the resort. Its architecture and design takes its cue from the area’s rich cultural heritage and surrounding mountain landscape. Distinct details are woven throughout the nooks and crannies, and public spaces allow guests to absorb the views and energy of Taos Ski Valley.

Learn more about The Blake

Opening late fall of 2016, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley
Stay in a slope-side condominium blending old world Alpine tradition with modern convenience
New Riverwalk and Plaza area of The Blake at Taos Ski Valley
New Riverwalk and Plaza area of The Blake at Taos Ski Valley

BASE VILLAGE REDEVELOPMENT

A new village at the foot of the resort is the core of Taos Ski Valley's development project, complementing its one-of-a-kind surroundings. A reenergized pedestrian village and plaza will include a riverwalk experience, new retail shops and will provide a year-round gathering point for visitors, events and programs. The relocation of the Skier’s Drop-Off has also improved pedestrian access to and from the resort center.

lanned base area core includes new Plaza and portal into the Resort Center
Planned base area core includes new Plaza and portal into the Resort Center
Proposed new developments and entry way to Resort Center
Proposed new developments and entry way to Resort Center

ON-MOUNTAIN IMPROVEMENTS

The 2014 construction of the Kachina Peak Chairlift was the first of numerous on-hill improvements to enhance the skiing and riding opportunities. Additional chairlift upgrades, snowmaking efficiencies and tree glading work are also underway to expand terrain accessibility. Better infrastructure and stronger partnerships with utility companies will help improve wireless signals and telecommunication networks for guests throughout the Ski Valley.

ON-MOUNTAIN IMPROVEMENTS
Escape the heat and do something fun with your family

YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES

Northern New Mexico’s diverse climate makes Taos Ski Valley a perfect destination for year-round recreation. A proposed mountain bike park and new hiking trails will enable visitors to explore more of the surrounding mountains and wilderness. Additional off-hill programming will play a key role in promoting ongoing cultural events, music festivals and community development. Door-to-door transportation services will increase to make it easier to explore the town of Taos.

YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES
Taos Ski Valley is well known for its many hiking trails

FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS

Courtesy of Edelweiss Lodge Camera


July 25, 2016

The Building of The Blake at Taos Ski Valley

Watching the construction of The Blake at Taos Ski Valley has been an incredible process.  This short time-lapse gives you a brief look into all the hard work and progress that has been made with this project over the course of the last 14 months.  We are seeing more and more unveiled every day and are looking forward to the opening of The Blake for the 2016-17 ski and snowboard season.


April 26, 2016

INTERNAL RENDERINGS OF THE BLAKE AT TAOS SKI VALLEY

Arrival Lobby
Inglenook
View of bar
Spa Reception
Spa Quiet Room
Elevator Lobby
Guest Room - Corridors
Guest Room - Wood Headboard
Guest Room - Double Queen
Guest  Bathroom
Southeast Suite