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What To Expect

Personal responsibility and respect for your fellow Taos Ski Valley guests, our staff, and our community are the key to the success of re-opening the resort. All guests will be required to read and acknowledge the Taos Ski Valley COVID-19 policies and procedures. 

Summer 2020 at Taos Ski Valley – What to Expect

Taos Ski Valley is open for summer operations and sharing the cool, fresh air, and wide-open spaces. For your health and safety, and that our of staff and local community, we are implementing all state health order guidelines and taking a cautious and phased approach to our summer activities. As a result, the guest experience at Taos Ski Valley will be different than previous summers. 

As the COVID-19 situation develops and new recommendations and health orders are implemented, our processes and procedures are also changing in response. We are working hard to make sure your stay here is restful, relaxing, and safe, and that you are able to enjoy the energy and rejuvenation of nature while still recognizing the importance of remaining vigilant in the face of the coronavirus. Please be patient with us as we adjust to the new way of doing things.

Here is what you can expect upon your arrival:

Guest Safety Guidelines and Practices

Following the governor's executive order, all Taos Ski Valley staff and guests will be required to wear a face covering in all public places. Exceptions are when guests are seated at a table for eating or drinking, or for guests who have a medical condition that precludes them from mask wearing. 

We also request guests follow appropriate physical distancing practices, maintaining a six-foot distance from other guests and staff. Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. If your family is made up of more than 5 people, you can stay in a group with your family.

Taos Ski Valley staff are also following distancing requirements, wearing face coverings as mandated, practicing appropriate personal hygiene, and passing a daily temperature and symptom assessment to ensure they remain home if sick. Our buildings and facilities will have new operations protocols in place, designed to maintain the highest levels of sanitation.

This summer Taos Ski Valley will not host any events or live music. Certain areas that do not promote distancing will remain closed, including the volleyball courts and the kids bouldering area. 

We recognize the phased and cautious approach will mean summer at Taos Ski Valley is a little different than in years past. However, we are committed to giving visitors the best experience possible amid these difficult circumstances. We strongly believe the beauty and rejuvenating effects of nature will help all of us stay energized and healthy this summer, and we look forward to seeing you back soon.


Expand the tabs below for detailed information regarding how we have changed our operations to keep our guests, employees, and community safe.

WhAT activities are currently available at taos ski valley?

Guests are able to enjoy the scenic charlift, mountain biking on the Green Chile Flow Trail, climbing on the via ferrata, hiking the beautiful trails, or dining at 192 and The Bavarian. 

Will visitors and employees be required to wear Coverings? When and where?

Yes. Following the governor's executive order, all Taos Ski Valley staff and guests will be required to wear face masks in all public settings. Exceptions are when guests are seated at a table for eating or drinking, or for guests who have a medical condition that precludes them from mask wearing.

Will Taos Ski Valley enforce New Mexico's quarantine?

Answer: Yes. Taos Ski Valley, and The Blake, will be following the state's Executive Order requiring anyone entering the state to quarantine for 14 days. 

What new safety steps are you taking around the resort?

  • Our staff has always taken pride in the cleanliness of our pristine mountain sanctuary and, now more than ever, that commitment is being stepped up. When you visit the resort, you can expect to see staff wiping down/sanitizing all high-volume, high-touchpoint areas throughout the day. 
  • All staff will be wearing masks.
  • Guests will see a considerable amount of new signage indicating directional flow within restaurants and retail outlets, and physical distancing markings indicating 6-foot spacing throughout the resort.
  • Guests are required to wear masks in all public areas unless they are seated at a dining table eating or drinking. 
  • Guests must use a hand sanitation station before entering any outlet.
  • Plexiglass barriers will be used to separate staff and guests at multiple touchpoints throughout the resort.   
  • The chairlift will load family units/groups that are together, or with only one or two people if they are not in a group together. Guests will be guided to stand at distanced space intervals as they wait for their ride.

ARE visitors able to purchase food or beverages?

The Bavarian is open 11am to 4pm, daily and 192 at The Blake is open for take out from 12pm to 8pm daily. Check out the 192 menu online and place your order!

When will The Blake RE-open?

The Blake at Taos Ski Valley is closed for the summer season. We are currently in the midst of planning our winter operations, and will let everyone know once we have a re-opening date. 


We do not manage the trails to Williams Lake, Wheeler Peak, or along the drive up to the ski valley. As far as we know they are open to the public. Please check the Forest Service website for all updates. 


Yes. In order to comply with state mandates of Covid-Safe Practices, we're requiring all guests wear a mask, even while biking, and a mask and gloves while climbing on the via ferrata. 

What else is open in the Village of Taos Ski Valley?

For information on what other businesses are open, please visit the Taos Ski Valley Chamber website.


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  • US Forest Service
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