THE ERNIE BLAKE SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL
Build your confidence in a fun, inspirational environment with our industry-leading SKI & SNOWBOARD instructors
When Ernie and Rhoda Blake established Taos Ski Valley in 1955, it was because they desired for themselves and their friends a true, high alpine lifestyle. It was immediately apparent, given the challenging terrain and deep snow, that a Snowsports School would be required and that the instructors would need to be highly skilled.
Winter sports have changed dramatically since then, but the school has maintained its 60-year reputation as one of the best places to have fun while improving your skills.
Our lift network and terrain allows all levels, including beginners, to be successful on the mountain. There is steep and deep terrain everywhere, but 49% of the resort is rated beginner or intermediate from the top to bottom.
Hit the slopes with your own personal instructor
Private Lessons are the best way to receive on-on-one, personalized coaching. Work with the best instructors in the industry to make the most of your Taos Ski Valley experience.
The Ernie Blake Snowsports School is a great way to get more out of your vacation.
SPEND A WEEK WITH knowledgeable instructors
Taos isn’t just a great place to ski and ride, it’s a terrific place to learn to do so even better. That’s why we created our popular Snowsports Weeks.
Our Snowsports Weeks are perfect for skiers and boarders of all abilities.
ADULT & NOVICE CLASS LESSONS
Group lessons serve as a great social gathering
Our Adult Snowsports programs are the result of more than 60 years of experience and feedback about our Mountain and how people learn.
The instructors tailor each experience to your needs.
CHILDREN’S LESSONS & CHILDCARE
enjoy the wonders of SNOWSPORTS
At Taos Ski Valley, we have all kinds of activities for families and teens.
Mountain vacations have always been a family affair here, so we make it easy to introduce your children to Snowsports while ensuring you have a great time too.
optimize your skiing/riding and HAVE fun
Skiers and riders of all ages and varying abilities can benefit from instruction with an adaptive pro from the Ernie Blake Snowsports School.
Our trained instructors assess, equip, and teach students with disabilities in a one-on-one setting.
CAMPS / LOCALS-SHREDDERS / NASTAR
professionally taught snowsports lessons for all ages
Improve your skiing & boarding skills with our camps and local shredder programs.
Shredders get to choose a one 4 week session with lesson, lift and rental included. The Mini Shredders program was designed for our smallest guests ages 3-6.