Drone Policy

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Taos Ski Valley, Inc. prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from the Taos Ski Valley. 

This prohibition includes drones used for photography, filming, or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Taos Ski Valley boundaries.  This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Taos Ski Valley property, as well as drones launched from private property or U.S. Forest Service property outside of Taos Ski Valley boundaries. 

Please contact Taos Ski Valley if you have any questions or to seek prior authorization to operate any aerial drones.  Authorization is only granted under special circumstances.  Any authorized operation of aerial drones may be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, Taos County or Village of Taos Ski Valley ordinance, local law enforcement, and / or U.S. Forest Service rules, as well as those policies separately established by Taos Ski Valley, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.  

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.

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