Summer 22 Operations
June 24 - October 9, 2022
For the past few weeks, Taos Ski Valley has been working in tandem with The Carson National Forest and Village of Taos Ski Valley on how and when to welcome guests back to the mountains during the current closure.
In addition to Scenic Lift Rides, downhill mountain biking in the Taos Bike Park, and Via Ferrata, we hope guests will take advantage of hiking up our mountain roads and around the base areas beginning June 24th, 2022 until some of your favorite trails, like Williams Lake, reopen.
Additional fire safety and guest education measures will be in place during the forest closure, including closing the operations on Red Flag Warning days. All important operational updates will be sent out via the Taos Ski Valley app. Download the app here.
We are encouraged by some of the precipitation in the long-range forecast and excited to welcome guests back to the mountains.
The Blake is now open for the Summer! Enjoy everything The Blake has to offer - from beautifully appointed rooms and suites to relaxing poolside or getting a treatment at the Spa & Wellness Center.
Enjoy a variety of dining options at Taos Ski Valley - from authentic German-fare to burgers to craft cocktails and everything in between!
Taos Sports is now open for the Summer! Stock up on all of your outdoor needs with a wide variety of summer apparel and Taos Ski Valley souvenirs to E-Bikes and demo mountain bike rentals.
mountain biking operations
Mountain bikers RESPONSIBILITY code
We care about your safety. However, primary responsibility for your safety rests with you. Please know and follow the Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code.
Mountain biking involves the risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions, and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. Always:
- Stay in control. You're responsible for avoiding objects and people.
- Know your limits. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
- Protect yourself. Use an appropriate bike, helmet, and protective equipment.
- Inspect and maintain your equipment. Know your components and their operation prior to riding.
- Be lift smart. Know how to load, ride, and unload lifts safely. Ask if you need help.
- Inspect the trails and features. Conditions change constantly. Plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
- Obey signs and warnings. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated.
- Be visible. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing, or are not visible.
- Look and yield to others. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead.
- Cooperate. If involved in or witness to an incident, identify yourself to staff.
Taos Bike Park Trail types and denotations.
The Taos Bike Park are technical trails and are identified by their degree of difficult symbol - green circle, blue square, black diamond, or double-black diamond. Technical trails are often relatively narrow and contain features and characteristics found naturally occurring on the ares property, its slopes, trails, and terrain. Trails may:
- Contain roots, gravel, rocks, logs, water crossing, jumps, drops, and other natural characteristics and obstacles found in the natural environment.
- Include some man-made obstacles and bridges.
- Incorporate Freeride Trail features and designs.
- Be built by hand and/or machine and look largely natural.
- Be designated for one-way or bidirectional travel.
- Be accessed by chairlift or from other trails within or outside the ski area property.
- Be shared with other types of trail users such as hikers.
Uphill biking (including E-Bikes) is not allowed on any mountain road within the ski area with the exception of Rubezahl.
Summer Device GuideLINE
- No motorized devices allowed. Class 1 E-bikes (pedal assist) are acceptable.
- All bikes are required to have two hand brakes. Disc brakes are recommended.
- Full suspension biked with 24" minimum tires are recommended.
- Helmets are required for mountain biking, and full-face helmets are recommended.
- Bikes must be able to fit in the bike carrier to utilize the Lift. Tires are restricted to 3.0" tire width.
- Adaptive equipment is allowed, as long as it is not motorized. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Mountain scooters, mountain boards, skateboards, hoverboards, tandem bikes, recumbent bikes, trailers on bikes, and child bike seats are not allowed.
Via Ferrata operations
safety information for via ferrata participants
- Via Ferrata is a guided activity. Accessing Via Ferrata without a guide is strictly prohibited.
- Guests must weigh between 88 and 264 pounds and be 12 years of age or older.
- All participants must attend the Via Ferrata orientation and be able to properly utilize all safety restraint devices.
- You must wear sturdy, closed-toe athletic shoes with minimal heels. Hiking or approach-style shoes are recommended.
- Operators are not responsible for lost or damaged items left or brought into the area.
- No smoking in or around the attraction.
- Parents are responsible for their children.
- The routes carry inherent risks including but not limited to falls, rack falls, travel on uneven terrain, and exposure to inclement weather. Participate in this activity at your own risk.
Taos Ski Valley does not maintain the trails located outside of the ski area boundary in the Carson National Forest. Please note that there will not be Patrol response in the wilderness.
Be advised - many trails have natural features (such as down trees) blocking and/or creating obstacles on the path.