ERNIE BLAKE SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL
Ski & Snowboard Programs
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN EXPERT TO SKI TAOS BUT THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO BECOME ONE!
The Ernie Blake Snowsports School at Taos Ski Valley is widely regarded as one of the top schools to learn how to ski and snowboard. Learn from professionals who place as much priority on having fun as they do teaching you how to get the most out of your time on the mountain.
NEW! The Children’s Center and Strawberry Hill beginner’s area have been completely revamped for a fantastic on-and-off snow experience. This $8 million overhaul brings a state-of-the-art Children’s Center, a regraded Strawberry Hill that incorporates Terrain Based Learning concepts, a new beginners’ chairlift and a new pulse gondola that conveniently transports people from the base of the Resort Plaza to the Children’s Center.
Part of the world-renowned Ernie Blake Snowsports School, the Children’s Center features a redesigned loading and unloading zone, kid-focused welcome and check-in area, modern amenities, and healthier eats. We kept parents in mind, too, with the new Gondolita — a pedestrian gondola that whisks families from the Children’s Center to the heart of the Resort Plaza, just steps from The Blake.
Looking for an amazing personalized experience? Ski or ride one-on-one to share and discover alongside one of our inspiring pros to create your ultimate skiing or riding experience. Taos pros will meet your goals of learning, expanding your skills or exploring our unique mountain.
Taos Adult Snowsports programs are the result of more than 60 years of experience and feedback about our mountain and how people learn. Instructors tailor each experience to personalized needs with guiding principles of: be aware of your surroundings, have fun and gain confidence in any terrain, in any conditions.
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.
The Taos Snowpsorts Week is the only full week program available in North America. Snowsports Week devotees swear by the annual pilgrimage to inspire their skiing and riding, renew their spirits and create long-time friendships. With an emphasis on sharing fun and creating excitement, our Snowsports Weeks run from Sunday through Friday every week.
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
Improving your skiing/riding has never been more fun. The Ernie Blake Snowsports School offers a variety of specialty camps that can help you hone your skills and teach you about the storied Taos Ski Valley terrain. Children and Adult camps are available.