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Taos Ski Valley

116 Sutton Pl, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
+1 800-776-1111
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Great skiing - Gods Country!

Well worth the drive from Denver - Be sure to go up to Kachina Ridge and make the run down the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
dreamerffl
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Denver
Great double diamond skiing

Taos is a bit smaller than I expected but a great place to ski for a few days. Lots of challenging... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
David S
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Portland, Oregon
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Located at the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains in Northern New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley is a world famous destination for riders and skiers of all ability levels. Taos is primarily know for its steeps but offers beginner & intermediate trails off the top of every single chair lift. For the advanced to expert skier/rider Taos offers some of the most challenging and varied terrain in the country, especially off its hike to ridges. The family vibe is also embodied in the quaint village of Taos Ski Valley. Not overdeveloped the resort offers a simple night life, lots of dining options, with everything in close proximity. If you are looking for more than skiing/riding check out the historic town of Taos just 18 miles down the road for a true vacation destination.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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116 Sutton Pl, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Well worth the drive from Denver - Be sure to go up to Kachina Ridge and make the run down the double blacks - Great mountain for experts and beginners - Staff in rental area and sales were above AWESOME - They made sure all...More

1  Thank dreamerffl
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hi dreamerffl, thank you for the review! It's great to hear that you had a fun ski trip and even made it up to Kachina. Also thanks for your comments about the staff from rental and sales, they are a pretty awesome team! We hope...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Taos is a bit smaller than I expected but a great place to ski for a few days. Lots of challenging terrain, you have to hike a short distance to get to allot of it. The best area is Kachina Peak, one lift serves a...More

Thank David S
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hey David, thank you for writing a review for us! It's great to hear that you had a fun ski trip to Taos, and it sounds like you were able to explore many parts of the mountain, especially up on Kachina. The Highline Ridge and...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Taos SV is a must do, especially for experienced skiers. Fun, friendly, and near a great town for art lovers. The breadth of run selection lacked compared to the big guys in CO & UT, and not all of the lifts were running, although it...More

Thank Mark W
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks for the review, Mark! It sounds like you had a fun trip here at Taos. We are glad you enjoyed both the mountain and the town, and we hope you come back when all lifts are running! - Skylar K | Digital Marketing Coordinator

Reviewed 31 March 2017

The ski school at TSV has some of the best instructors in the West. It's a good place to get started or to take a private or small group lesson. The mountain doesn't have too many runs for first-trip beginners, but everyone else will find...More

Thank GWScottJr
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hi GWScottJr, thanks for writing a review! Glad to hear that you've had positive experiences at our ski school. Our motto here is that no matter what level you are, you will leave Taos a better skier or snowboarder than when you came. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great terrain, uncrowded - a throwback to pre-corporate ski areas. Phenomenal hike-to terrain and long groomed runs with sustained pitch for those who want to take it a bit easier. Recent investment and renovations bring it into the 21st century while still maintaining the Taos...More

Thank jakvt1
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thanks for leaving a review, jakvt1! We are definitely a unique resort due to our history, vibe, and our awesome world class terrain. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy your time here, and we look forward to seeing you here again for...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I'd been to Taos 40, 20 and 10 years ago, so I was especially excited to return with my daughter at the age when I first skied there this year. Obviously, snow conditions play a huge role in the skiing experience, but mid March was...More

Thank Big88Daddy
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Hi Big88Daddy, thanks for writing a review! We are so happy to hear that you decided to return to Taos again after all these years with your daughter. It sounds like she had a great experience at the ski school! We are so happy that...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Taos Ski Valley is an up and coming sleeper of a resort tough it has been here for ever! We came for Spring Break for the kids enjoyment and could not have been more pleased. We Stayed at the Blake and were taken care of...More

Thank texasdude32
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you for writing a response, texasdude32! Sounds like your stay at the Blake was great; Jim is awesome! We love hearing that you were able to meet many of the locals and employees who make Taos what it is. We hope you'll be back...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was great place to ski. The slopes are good for beginners and also for more experienced skiiers. Overall husband and kids loved it. Few tips for the novice skiers - Buy your tickets (lifts and lessons and ski rentals in advance on line because...More

Thank KatV5
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you for writing a review, KatV5! Your suggestions are definitely noted. We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your trip, and we hope to see you back here again, after we've gotten in those snow globes! - Skylar K | Digital Marketing...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

If you are not a skier I would not recommend Taos. There are a lot of shops to visit and two museum sites. The ski area was excellent. But if you are going as a family group and some in the party don't ski not...More

Thank Carla1952
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hey Carla1952, thank you for writing a review! The ski valley is definitely best suited for people who plan on skiing, but that being said, we have activities such as snowmobiling and snowshoeing, and we also provide shuttles into town. However, we are so happy...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

The workers and instructors here are great. They are well staffed and the ski instructors were very patient and knowledgeable. We went during Spring Break, so it was very packed. They hadn't had fresh snow in about 2 weeks, so the conditions were subpar, but...More

Thank Brian E
Skylar K, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Taos Ski Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hi Brian, thanks for writing a review. Spring break is definitely one of the busiest times of the season, but we are glad to hear that overall you had a good trip. We hope your girls enjoyed their first time skiing, and we would love...More

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HJoC86
We are planning a winter trip to the Taos Ski Valley, we're from Gulf Coast Texas, so we have little knowledge of the area. We'll be taking 3 kids, ages 8, 4, and 2. We're more interested in renting a vacation house rather than a hotel or condo. But my question is, which town is better for kids around these ages. I've read about some fun activities in Angelfire, but I'd like to get some more opinions. We'd basically like to be able to see some historical stuff, scenic stuff, eat good food, do some winter stuff, and some shopping. (If you've ever been to Fredericksburg, Tx, we'd love to know of some towns like that, with a main street lined with shops and restaurants) Any and all info is much appreciated!
30 April 2017|
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Response from GWScottJr | Reviewed this property |
Taos will probably beat out Angelfire on almost all of your criteria. We skied at Taos Ski Valley over Spring Break this year and rented a house. It was great. Taos has a famous ski school, which accommodates kids from... More
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Joaquin H
What if you don't want to ski but take pictures of the view instead ?
30 January 2017|
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Response from TravelingTnHillbilly | Reviewed this property |
Ask if you can ride the lift up and back down. Employees do it alll the time.
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Krista M
Can you tell me if you took a whole day or half a day lesson? I'm a decent skier but the mountain and comments from others is making me think I should go up the mountain with an instructor first.
16 January 2017|
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Response from Penny B | Reviewed this property |
None of us took lessons. I would suggest 1/2 day lessons if you are a decent skier, but that's just my opinion. I don't have patience to be tied to an instructor for the entire day.
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