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Adult Snowsports Programs

A Chance To Learn

Our adult programs are available for all levels of learning. Whether you are brand new to skiing or riding, or an experienced skier looking to fine-tune your turns.

Class Programs are available until April 2, 2023. 

March 26 - April 2: Only AM class lessons and the Beginner Experience full-day lessons are available. 

Only Private Programs will be offered April 3 - 9, 2023. 

Beginner Programs
It's never too late to become a lifelong skiing enthusiast! Build confidence, create memories, and enjoy the mountain all while learning how to safely ski or snowboard with our Beginner Experiences. 

beginner experience 1-day


  • Ages 14+
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • 1-hour lunch break
  • 5 hours of coaching

Experience Includes:

  • Full-Day Lesson
  • Novice Lift Ticket
  • Rentals


beginner experience 2-day


  • Ages 14+
  • 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • 1-hour lunch break
  • 10 hours of coaching

Experience Includes:

  • 2 Full-Day Lessons
  • Novice Lift Tickets
  • Rentals

beginner experience half-day


  • Ages 14+
  • AM or PM
  • 2.5 hours of coaching

Experience Includes:

  • Half-Day Lesson
  • Novice Lift Ticket
  • Rentals
Adult Programs



Designed for guests looking to bridge the gap between riding green and blue terrain, this program aims to help you gain the confidence and technical skills to take on intermediate slopes!

  • Ages 14+
  • Skiing/Riding Level: Green Zone
  • 9:30am start time
  • Half-day program

Experience Includes:

  • Full-Day Lift Ticket All Mountain
  • Full-Day Rentals

mountain experience


This program is a challenging and exhilarating experience for anyone ready to go fast, carve turns, and take the next steps toward becoming a better skier or rider.  

  • Ages 14+
  • Skiing/Riding Level: Blue Zone and above
  • 9:30am start time
  • Half-day program

Lift ticket and rentals purchased separately

adult local's program


Our Locals Program is one of the many benefits of living in New Mexico. Take your Taos experience beyond expectations, choose your session, Saturdays or Wednesdays, and let the fun begin!

Ski only; all abilities welcome

Saturdays 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, and 2/11 at 9:30 am

Wednesdays 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15 at 1:00 pm

Lift tickets and rentals purchased separately



If you are not on snow, booted up, and ready to ski/ride within 15 minutes of the designated start time, we will have to reschedule your lesson. 

It's recommended that you arrive no later than 8:15AM to check in at the Snowsports Office, get rentals, and be geared up by the lesson start time.  

Please be advised that prices are subject to change in busier times such as holidays.

While gratuity is not required, it is appropriate and shows your appreciation for your instructor and makes them feel great!  Typically, people give their instructor a 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of their lesson.

Get your kids sliding like a pro!

Check out our Children's Programs Page for more information.


where do adult lessons meet?

Please arrive at the respective flags ten minutes prior to the lesson start time, dressed and ready to learn

  • Adult Group Lessons meet on the snow at the Pioneer base area. Look for the flags.
  • Private Lessons meet on the snow at the Red Flags at the base of Lift 1.

What time should I arrive at the mountain for my Lesson?

  • If you purchased rental equipment, we recommend arriving at the mountain at least one hour prior to your lesson start time.

  • If you are staying off the mountain, allow yourself extra time during inclement weather. AWD, 4WD, or chains are required for all vehicles driving to Taos Ski Valley during the winter months.

Where should I park?

We recommend parking in the Armadillo lot near the Rio Hondo Learning Center and taking either:

  1. The Gondolita; located next to the Rueggli Lift outside the Rio Hondo Learning Center
  2. Parking lot shuttle

do I need a lift ticket?

Yes. Lift tickets are required for all lessons, even if you are a beginner

  • Novice Lift Tickets are designed for beginners and are only valid on lower mountain terrain. 
  • All Mountain Lift Tickets are designed for all abilities and are valid for all lifts and terrain.

I purchased rentals with my adult lesson. where should I pick them up?

All adult rentals purchased through Taos Ski Valley can be picked up at Taos Sports located in the plaza after checking in at the Snowsports Office.

Can I Request an instructor for my group Lessons?

You cannot request an instructor for a group lesson. If you have a specific instructor in mind, we recommend purchasing a private lesson. 

I am traveling to Taos from a lower elevation. what should I remember when going up in Elevation?

Skiing and snowboarding exert a lot of energy, and many of our guests traveling from below 8,000 feet tend to suffer from altitude sickness. To ensure your family acclimates properly, we recommend getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of water, and increasing your carbohydrate intake prior to hitting the slopes and throughout your stay.

what is your cancellation policy?

We have a 14-day cancellation policy.


Please talk to a staff member in the Snowsports Office to reschedule the lesson.

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