Partners and Sponsors
U.S. FOREST SERVICE
CARING FOR THE LAND AND SERVING PEOPLE
Taos Ski Valley, Inc. operates under a special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service, part of the Department of Agriculture.
The Carson National Forest is one of five National Forests in New Mexico. Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres covered by the Carson National Forest. Elevations rise from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico.
For more information, visit the Carson National Forest website.
On Mountain Photography
Cold Smoke Photography, founded in 1982, began with the first on-mountain photo operation at Big Sky, Montana. During the 1980’s, Cold Smoke founder, Alain Pinto was involved in opening seven other on-mountain photo operations at some of the great ski areas in the country; including: Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Crystal Mountain, Washington; Stratton Mountain, Vermont; Mount Bachelor, Oregon; Schweitzer, Idaho; Telluride, Colorado; and last but not least; our 3rd decade of shooting photos at Taos Ski Valley!