Experience Kachina Peak

Skiers and riders are now able to access Taos Ski Valley's celebrated Kachina Peak via a new chairlift. The Kachina Peak Lift was successfully installed during the summer of 2014 and summits at 12,481 feet, making it one of the highest chairlifts in North America. The lift increases the mountain’s advanced and expert
lift-serviced terrain by 50 percent.  Be sure to experience it yourself this season!


The Kachina Peak Lift allows guests to experience a variety of terrain, including expert trails, tree chutes and open bowls. Additionally, skiers and riders are able to hike from the lift drop-off to the summit of Kachina Peak to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountains. Taos Ski Valley has also committed to preserving a majority of the hiking terrain that is currently available. 

The American made triple-seated fixed grip lift, manufactured by SkyTrac, rises 1,100 vertical feet in five minutes to a top elevation of 12,481 feet. The additional elevation gives Taos a lift-served vertical drop of 3,250 feet.

  • Kachina Peak Lift Completion Gallery
  • Kachina Lift Haul Rope Splice Photo Gallery

Kachina Lift Tower Install Installation (video)