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Taos New Mexico Skiing at its best! Flanked by sacred wilderness, rugged peaks, and multicultural vibes, there’s a reason Taos Ski Valley sits in the center of New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle. Located 50 miles south of the Colorado border, Taos Ski Valley is a mystical haven for 300+ inches of bone-dry powder stashes and some of the most untamed ski chutes, bowls and glades in North America. And with nearly half of all trails rated for beginners and intermediates, Taos Ski Valley’s unpolished charm and cheeky mountain rituals welcome anyone with a spirit of adventure.

Taos Ski Valley is a wild frontier for New Mexico skiing and snowboarding, steeped in legendary culture, unconventional traditions, and rugged perfection.

Taos Ski Valley Located a couple of hours from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Taos is an old-school ski resort that has slowly been modernizing. It was taken over by a multimillionaire, who invested $300 million in upgrades over the past several years. The changes have been a source of controversy, but the resort is now more focused on skier experience and customer service.

Taos currently offers a great mix of old school with touches of the 21st century here and there. But regardless of these changes, the terrain is still the terrain and the skiing is fantastic, particularly for more experienced skiers looking for challenges.

Novice skiers are sometimes intimidated by the mountain they see before them at the base in front of the main lodge. But this is just one area of the resort, and if you talk to staff, they will direct you to the areas designed for beginners and intermediate skiers.

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A new base area gondola has made getting around easier, and The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, a new hotel, provides modern accommodation within walking distance of the lifts.

Taos is less than a two-hour drive from Santa Fe Regional Airport and just under three hours from Albuquerque International Sunport.

Long one of America’s foremost, bona fide Art Colonies, Taos is also home to a world-class ski resort (Taos Ski Valley), a World Heritage Site (Taos Pueblo), one of the most photographed and iconic churches (St. Francisco de Asis), and a majestic landscape encompassing the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge (and its eponymous bridge).

Drawn by clean air and mythical light, visitors come to New Mexico’s Soul of the Southwest to experience rich spiritual traditions, fine art, distinctive cuisine, a thriving music scene and of course, the raw, natural beauty of the landscape. Discover your place faraway from the everyday in Taos, New Mexico.

Taos is a town in northern New Mexico’s high desert, bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s known for historic adobe buildings such as Taos Pueblo, a multistory adobe complex inhabited by Native Americans for centuries. A longtime artist colony, Taos also offers many galleries and museums showcasing regional artwork, including the Harwood Museum of Art and the Taos Art Museum.

New Mexico, a surprising contender as a top ski and snowboarding state in the US has been a best-kept secret. There are several mountains with elevations over 12,000 feet that receive impressive amounts of snow when a storm rolls through. Plus, you’ll have great weather to ski or snowboard in with New Mexico’s classic blue skies. Neighboring states tend to steal the crowds of avid skiers and snowboarders while likely breaking their bank. Affordability is just another perk you’ll find here. Ski Apache has 11 lifts and an annual snowfall of over 15 feet. Come check out our beautiful New Mexico ski resort with terrain for beginners to advanced.