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Season Passes

Dear Taos Ski Valley Visitors,

We are excited to share with you our plans for the 2020-21 winter season. We wanted to carefully craft a plan that gives you a world-class experience while maintaining aggressive COVID-Safe Practices. We’re pleased to announce our opening day is planned for November 26, and we have a thoughtful, socially responsible approach that gives you crowd-free access to our legendary terrain, while still ensuring your health and well-being is our top priority.

Taos Ski Valley will look a bit different this winter due to COVID-Safe Practices. Our B Corporation ethos has been a beacon for us as we navigated the pandemic, and throughout this lengthy planning process, we kept the well-being of our staff, visitors, and community at the forefront. We worked with our peers in the industry and with the state of New Mexico's tourism and health regulators to develop best practices for how to operate this season. We thoughtfully and carefully considered every aspect of our business so that COVID-Safe Practices are integrated into everything we do, from our ski patrollers to our restaurants, to lift lines, and rentals. We did this out of respect for you, our staff, and our community.

In addition to implementing COVID-Safe Practices throughout, we also carefully considered what that meant for you: our loyal visitors. We’re striving to provide you with the same unparalleled skiing and riding experience you’ve come to know. What we’ve developed is a balance of extraordinary skiing and riding and practical measures that comply with, and often exceed, health and safety guidelines.

Below you’ll learn what changes we’ve made for the season. But in addition to our operations, we hope you’ll work with us on two important things. First, plan ahead for skiing and riding. As much as we like a spontaneous powder day, this season will require some advance work. By planning ahead, you get all the experiences you want in your ski vacation.

Secondly, it’s critical everyone comply with New Mexico Health Orders and COVID standards. All guests must wear a face covering in all public places, physically distance six feet, avoid gathering in groups, and follow our procedures, which are clearly marked throughout the resort. Our staff will be doing the same.

Ultimately, we’re excited for what’s in store this year. We think you will love the intimate experience and will benefit from the extensive planning we’ve done. Here are the details for skiing and riding in 2020-21 at Taos:

  • This season, we will limit ourselves to 50% of peak capacity of skiers and riders. This will allow you to physically distance while still enjoying an adventurous day on the mountain. And although capacity will be limited, we plan to open our terrain, lifts, retail, on-mountain restaurants, and lodging, so you can still have the world-class Taos experience in an uncrowded, intimate alpine sanctuary. 
  • In order to operate this way, lift tickets must be purchased online, in advance of any visit. Tickets may sell out during peak times, including holidays and weekends, so you are encouraged to book tickets as far in advance as possible. Tickets will go on sale October 27th.
  • We are encouraging skiing and riding on weekdays, which are typically less crowded than the weekends, and so we are offering new pricing for Monday through Thursday. We know many of you have unusual work and school schedules right now, so we hope this offers you a compelling option to get in as many ski days as you would like. 
  • Season passes go on sale October 9th, and only a limited number of passes are available at the prices offered during our Early Fall Pass Sale, which runs through October 25. If demand is high, we may close the sale prior to October 25. Passholders may ski any day their pass allows and we have a strong COVID guarantee built in. 
  • To reduce physical contact, we will be cashless this season, meaning payment for all dining, rentals, ticketing, and retail will be via smartphone, credit, debit, or prepaid card only. 
  • Only private lessons will be offered this season. These can include up to five guests visiting together. Lessons will need to be booked in advance by calling 888.262.8398. Unfortunately, childcare will not be available. 
  • Public, indoor gathering places throughout the resort will be significantly limited, so skiers and riders will need to put on boots and gear in designated outdoor areas, in their cars, or in their lodging. Although there will be no locker access, a no-touch basket check will be available to guests for a fee.  
  • There will not be a parking lot shuttle this season, but there is a new, skier drop-off area where guests and gear can be dropped for convenient access to the base area. 

We’ve added these precautions so we can open on time and stay open throughout the winter. We’ll continuously monitor all guidelines and the effect of the coronavirus on the community, and may adjust our business operations at any time in response. 

Our experience over the summer shows us that our guests are as eager as we are to get outside, and we’ve been gratified by their embrace of our COVID-Safe Practices. Our snowmaking system is prepped and the lifts will be spinning soon. As always, we hope to see you on the slopes. 

Sincerely,
David Norden
CEO, Taos Ski Valley

2020-21 season passes

Last year’s passholders received an email regarding pass discounts Friday, October 9th, 2020. In that email is a unique gift code. Click any “Buy Now” link below, and enter 1920PASS on the promo code tab. Then, when prompted, enter your unique gift code provided in the email, before purchase. Each gift code is only valid for one pass purchase.

Midweek pass

$450

Skiing or riding MondayThursday excluding holidays
(see calendar)

Eligible for the Mountain Collective Reciprocity Program

Returning passholders use this link to receive $50 off with code from email

Discounted pricing for Senior, Youth, Military, and 1st Responders

We will donate $5 to the Fund for Taos

RETURNING PASSHOLDERS - BUY NOW

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Midweek Pass

WEEKDAY PLUS PASS

includes 10 weekend & holiday days

$695

View full ski/ride calendar

Skiing or riding Monday–Friday, excluding blackouts

10 select holiday and weekend days included

Includes weekends Dec. 5-6 and 12-13, MLK Day, President’s Day, and April 3-4

Plus discounted tickets for $85 on blackout or weekend days, subject to general ticket availability for ski date

Eligible for the Mountain Collective Reciprocity Program

Returning passholders use this link to receive $50 off with code from email

Discounted pricing for Senior, Youth, Military, and 1st Responders

We will donate $10 to the Fund for Taos

RETURNING PASSHOLDERS - BUY NOW

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weekday Plus

YOUTH EVERYDAY PASS

$625

Valid for Ages 7—17 at time of purchase

Unlimited skiing or riding, any day of the week

Eligible for the Mountain Collective Reciprocity Program

Reservations required 11.26.20—11.29.20

Price includes last season passholder discount

We will donate $10 to the Fund for Taos

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UNLIMITED PASS

$1600

Unlimited skiing or riding, any day of the week

For a limited time, includes an IKON Base Pass

Eligible for the Mountain Collective Reciprocity Program

Returning passholders use this link to receive $50 off with code from email

Discounted pricing for Senior, Youth, Military, and 1st Responder

Reservations required 11.26.20–11.29.20

We will donate $25 to the Fund for Taos

RETURNING PASSHOLDERS - BUY NOW

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Unlimited Pass with Ikon

2020-21 Season Pass Refund Policy

2020-21 season passes are fully refundable until November 25, 2020 with a written request submitted to seasonpass@skitaos.com.  If the resort closes for 14 or more days for COVID-19 reasons, passholders will receive a prorated refund. In some cases, no refund will be given if passholder had skied enough days. There will be no refunds granted for weather or mechanical related closures. There will be no rollover credit to the following season.

 

Universal (Season-long) Benefits for All Pass Types:

  • 10% off The Blake on weekends (14 day advance booking required, discount applies to room only and cannot be applied to packages
  • Blackout dates apply and include all holiday weeks and weekends; limited availability per day, book early to ensure availability; subject to availability, taxes and fees)
  • 15% off The Blake Sunday to Thursday (14 day advance booking required, discount applies to room only and cannot be applied to packages.
  • Blackout dates apply and include all holiday weeks and weekends; limited availability per day, book early to ensure availability; subject to availability, taxes and fees)
  • 10% off at Taos Sports (regular priced items only)
  • 10% off at 192, Tenderfoot Katie’s, Rhoda's, and The Bavarian. Not valid on alcohol

Fine Print:

  • Pass prices do not include tax
  • All pass types are non-transferrable and non-refundable
  • 6 and under pass only available with purchase of adult pass
  • Senior Season Pass age category is determined by the purchasers age as of opening day
  • Youth Pass age category is determined by the purchasers age on the date of purchase
  • $30 for lost pass replacement
  • Two (2) complimentary replacement tickets for forgotten, lost or misplaced pass
  • The Mountain Collective Reciprocity = 50% off day tickets at Mountain Collective resorts
  • Military, 1st Responder, & Senior Pass variations require proof of identification and/or appropriate credentials
  • 1st Responder Pass is only available online after verification of documents. This will be handled via Passport with gift/coupon codes
  • Pass benefits are subject to change
  • Weekday Plus passholders may pre-purchase ticket for $85/day on restricted days, subject to general ticket availability for ski date. Tickets are for passholder only
  • Weekday Plus passholders may reserve comp tickets for unrestricted days, subject to general ticket availability for ski date. Tickets are for passholder only

F.A.Q.

What if I want to exchange or upgrade my pass?

Those who have already purchased a pass and would like a refund please email support@skitaos.com. If you would like to upgrade from a Midweek or Weekday Plus Pass please call 877.864.6602. 

why is the buy now button not working?

If you are having issues with the Buy Now links while on your mobile device, please enable pop ups or trying using a desktop or laptop computer. Our store works through a new window, and some smartphones and tablets have issues. 

I'm a 2019-20 season passholder and DID NOT RECEIVE my code. What should i do?

Please email seasonpass@skitaos.com or call (575) 776-2291 ext. 2260 and someone can help you out.

Will unused passes from 2019-20 be credited to the 2020-21 season?  

No, but we are offering special pricing to our loyal 2019-20 season passholders. 

When is the best time to buy a season pass? 

We recommend that you purchase early for the greatest savings and the best perks. After the current pass sale ends, passes will not be available until the next cycle and prices will increase. 

What’s the difference between a Mountain Collective Pass and Mountain Collective Reciprocity benefit? 

The Mountain Collective Pass is a separate pass from any Taos season passes. The Mountain Collective Pass includes two days of skiing at 23 participating resorts, including Taos Ski Valley. After the two free days per resort, MC passholders receive 50% off lift tickets. To learn more about the pass, visit MountainCollective.com.

Taos season passes include the Mountain Collective Reciprocity Benefit which allows the passholder to purchase day tickets at MC Resorts for 50% off. 

Do passholders still receive 3 free days at Copper Mountain and 3 free days at Arapahoe Basin? 

No. 

I do not see the 1st Responder or Military pass available for sale.  Are these passes available? 

We are offering special pricing to 1st responders and military personnel.  If you qualify for either of these pass types, please contact the Season Pass office at seasonpass@skitaos.com and we will follow up with instructions on how to purchase. 

Can I pick up my season pass before the start of the 2020-21 season? 

In an effort to minimize contact, we will be mailing season passes to our passholders.  When purchasing online, please be sure to include your correct mailing address, sign the 2020-21 liability release, and upload an appropriate photo so that we can print and ship as quickly as possible.  If you are unable to purchase online or upload a photo, please contact the Season Pass Office at (575) 776-2291 ext. 2260 for assistance. 

If I don’t use my pass, can I give it to someone else?  

No, all passes are non-transferable.  

How do Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders ski at Taos? 

IKON passholders will need to make a reservation via the IKON reservation system, then can go direct to the lift at Taos Ski Valley. 

Mountain Collective passholders can sign-up for pre-fulfillment on their Taos Ski Valley Mountain Collective Pass.  The pass will be mailed, pre-loaded with your 2 free days of skiing.  After the initial free days are used, 50% off lift tickets can be purchased at the ticket office.  

Can I purchase a pass over the phone? 

Yes, season passes can be purchased over the phone.  If you choose to purchase over the phone, you will still need to forward a pass photo via email and sign the 2020-21 liability release electronically so that we can mail your season pass to you.  Please call 575.776.2291 ext. 2260 for assistance. 

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