First Timer's Guide to Taos

For Individuals, Couples, or Families visiting Taos Ski Valley

Welcome to Taos Ski Valley, an independent ski resort located in the Sangre De Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains. You found us! Come enjoy a day of skiing like nowhere you have been before. We have true bluebird days, with hidden powder stashes all winter, amazing terrain filled with chutes, trees, hikes and more, as well as the friendliest locals rating us number one in charm by Ski Magazine.

Our mountain is great for individuals, couples, and ski families. You journey to Taos Ski Valley in the Rockies to experience the sport together, and start a new family tradition of skiing in Taos Ski Valley. We are not like other resorts, we aim to make sure your snowsports family truly enjoys the essence of skiing in the Rockies so you tell ski stories for years to come. 

Reserve Your Tickets 

Before arriving, we encourage you to buy your tickets ahead of time in our online store. Are you an Ikon Pass holder? Reserve your tickets ahead of time through the Ikon website or mobile app

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book lodging in taos

We have three premier slopeside lodging options for you, The Blake, The Blake Penthouses, and The Blake Residences, offering Southwestern-inspired interiors with a curated experience from our renowned team of Hausmeisters. Learn more about the options below. 

BOOK LODGING

Book a Lesson or Guide 

Get yourself, or your kids, skiing all over the mountain like a local. Our ski school offers a variety of ski programs for children or adults. We also offer a guided experience to help you hike, race, and find the secret spots. 

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Instructor assisting child ski student in sliding downhill on the bunny hill
First time skier map, map for beginner skiers at Taos Ski Valley

things to do in taos

There’s a lot to do in Taos besides skiing. Depending on the month, we have hiking, snowshoeing, climbing, rafting, and more. 

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Our new ice-skating rink is fun for all ages and abilities. Skates are included! You can find the ice-skating rink in the Lower Plaza of Taos Ski Valley. 

TAOS SKI VALLEY RESTAURANTS

Up in Taos Ski Valley, there is an array of restaurants to help fill you up after a day of outdoor winter sports. Enjoy local cuisine, American fusion, or European influence. 

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Head into town where there are many delicious options. Ask a local on the lift which is their favorite spot to get your stomach growling in anticipation. New Mexican cuisine is one-of-a-kind, and you should not miss out on being asked “Red or Green?” 

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Taos Ski Valley Events 

Keep an eye on our events page for something fun for you and your family. 

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