NEW MEXICO HIGH-ALTITUDE ADVENTURE VISITOR GUIDE
TAOS & TAOS SKI VALLEY HISTORIC TOWN & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE WITH ONE HEART
TOWN OF TAOS The charming, unique and small but worldly Town of Taos provides endless options of places, one-of-a kind shops, history, art, culture, special events and activities to pursue. In summer, the great outdoors near town offers adventure, challenge and pure fun. In winter, it is a great escape from the snowy confines of the ski area.
THE TAOS EXPERIENCE
EXPLORE NEW HEIGHTS The Town of Taos and its surrounding mountains, mesas and canyons offer a diverse array of activities to discover, from rock climbing to horseback riding. Off-the-beaten-path destinations of Northern New Mexico beckon with their rich cultural heritage and breathtaking beauty year-round.
9 REASONS TO EXPLORE
Check out authentic silver and turquoise jewelry Add green chile to your burger, breakfast or beer! Attend a film festival Explore the haunted history of Taos Groove to Taos Plaza Live music! Take an art class inspired by our dramatic landscapes Experience a first-class chamber music concert Tour Taos Society of Artists homes and studios Discover Spanish Colonial life at Hacienda de los Martinez
TAOS ARTS AND CULTURE TAOS EXPLORING
ARTS ALIVE EXPLORE NEW HEIGHTS Taos has one of the nationâ€™s most vibrant and diverse art scenes, Beyond the mountain village isand a land to discover. from top-notch paintings, jewelry, ceramics sculpture found in its dozens Off-the-beaten-path destinations of scene, Northern New Mexico beckon and of galleries, a thriving literary and music experiential installations with their rich heritage and breathtaking performing arts tocultural captivating museum exhibits and beauty. its growing special event productions. And here, even food is an art!
PASSION FOR CULTURE Taos is the homeland of Taos Pueblo, Spanish Colonial/Hispanic settlers and intrepid Anglo immigrants, whose combined histories and lifeways has produced a hybrid culture unlike any on Earth.
5 TAOS PUEBLO
Tour Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Attend Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Savor frybread with honey Meet Pueblo artists at work Buy a handmade micaceous pot or turquoise bracelet
9 SUMMER ESCAPES
Fish the sparkling Hondo River Hike trails with stunning views Llama trek with a friend Mountain bike the South Boundary Trail Golf surrounded by Taos mountains Road bike the Enchanted Circle Visit Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Conquer New Mexicoâ€™s Wheeler Peak Go bird watching or look for big game
RIDING HIGH Leave the crowds behind. Find the serenity, calm and quiet that pervades our outdoor realm, or plunge down a roaring river. Turn off your phone and tune into the Big Picture.
NEW MEXICOâ€™S OLDEST MOST EXPERIENCED
Rio Grande & Chama Adventures March-October
COTTAM S ' RIO GRANDE RIVER TRIPS
Taos Box, Racecourse or Scenic Lower Gorge Paddleboards & Funyaks
RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Year Round Outdoor Gear Clothing, Fishing & Guided Trips DOWNTOWN LOCATION!
226 Paseo del Pueblo Norte 575.758.1622
Paradise Balloons SUMMER CAMPS
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Flying the Rio Grande Gorge since 1991 with a spotless safety record.
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THE BIG THRILL From family-friendly outings to challenging solo endeavors, from serene balloon rides to pounding river rapids, Taos has adventures awaiting almost all comers. Break out of the ordinary and experience adventures that elude the average traveler.
5 REASONS TO STAY & PLAY
Float a river, drop a fall, have a water fight Summit the stateâ€™s highest peaks, over 13,000 feet high! Lift off for a hot air balloon ride Let a llama carry the goods on a guided walk Attend a rock climbing camp
Everything happens under our roof LODGING, DINING & LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY
UNIQUE SHOPS, GALLERIES & RESTAURANTS
A beautiful pedestrian walkway between Bent Street & Taos Plaza 1 2 0 B E N T S T. TAO S J O H N D U N N S H O P S. C O M
Minerals & Fossils
La Tierra MINERAL GALLERY
BENT STREET SHOPS, OFF THE TAOS PLAZA
Jewely & Home Decor
LIVING HISTORY The historic core of Taos is a small footprint with a huge impact, from excellent museums, shops and restaurants, to quiet benches on the Plaza that have been attracting intrepid travelers for decades.
5 MEMORY MAKERS
Stroll in the Historic District Check out the murals inside the Old County Courthouse Admire the hand-built home of early Taos artist Nicolai Fechin Enjoy a meal in the famed dining room of legendary Doc Martin Tour the breweries and wineries of Taos
Have no compass
SHOP THE MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM STORE MILLICENTROGERS.ORG 575.758.2462
Authentic Southwest charm with 156 guestrooms, complimentary breakfast, onsite dining, live music, and more. sagebrushinn.com 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, New Mexico 87571 575.758.2254
Burch Street Casitas Free Hot Breakfast Free WiFi â€¢ Walking Distance to Town 800.433.9612 elpueblolodge.com
N I C E P LAC E REASON AB LE RATE S
casitasintaos.com (575) 737-9038 Walk to the Taos Plaza
SINCE FOREVER Step into the mystery that is Taos. Experience unique sights and sounds that since the early 1900s have drawn avant-garde thinkers, artists, musicians and others to call Taos home.
5 MEMORY MAKERS
Visit Kit Carson’s home for a look back in time Discover the exciting life of heiress Millicent Rogers Sleep in Mable Dodge Luhan’s bedroom Scope out petroglyphs in Taos Gorge Wander Ledoux Street for art inspiration at the Harwood
Limitless possibilities. Find your blue sky. This beautiful bed and breakfast is located at the San Geronimo Lodge in Taos. New Mexico, amid the serene skies of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Blue Sky Retreat has an inclusive ambiance. welcoming people of every walk of life. Rooms are for families & groups of every size. www.blueskyretreatcenter.com (575)751-3776 1101 Witt Rd. Taos. NM 87571 To book a retreat email email@example.com To book the Bed and Breakfast. go to www.blueskyretreatcenter.com
Discover Taos. Dynamic, Authentic & Diverse Travel Experiences. Inclusive Guided Tours. Come Explore with Us. For more information 575.779.5516 HeritageInspirations.com
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Ski TSV, Après at Ojo After an exhilarating day on the slopes, soak your bones in Ojo’s steamy, soothing hot springs.
20% Off Skier’s Special Bring your lift ticket or season pass from any NM Ski Resort and receive 20% off Springs’ entry OR lodging.* *Valid Dec. 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017, excluding holiday periods. Springs’ entry discount is valid 7 days/week. 20% discount on lodging valid Monday through Thursday. One discount per lift ticket/pass. Not to be combined with any other offer. Not applicable to RV Park or Camping rates.
Hot Springs Open 8 am - 10 pm Everyday
Call 505.583.2233 Or visit ojospa.com ojocaliente
Sulfur-free Hot Springs • Private Outdoor Pools w/firepalce • Full-service Spa • Mud Pool • Restaurant & Wine Bar 37 miles SW of Taos via paved Rim Road/285.
ROCK CLIMBING ADVENTURES
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FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
German Summer School 505-277-7367
Mountain Skills climbtaos.com
Die Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley
unm Department of foreiGn lanGuaGeS anD literatureS
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THE TAOS ADVENTURE
GETTING HERE From world-class skiing to summer rafting on the Rio Grande, a romantic dinner under starlight to gallery openings, dramatic drives or searching for one-of-a-kind gifts, Taos delivers. Out of the way and extraordinary—come see for yourself! AIRPORT SHUTTLE
Non-stop, door-to-door shuttle service. It’s 3 hours from Albuquerque and 1.5 hours from Santa Fe, with direct flights to both. Check Internet for other options. skitaos.com/discover-taos/airport-shuttle/ 800-776-1111
THE BLUE BUS
Public Transportation from Santa Fe to Taos. RidetheBlueBus.com
WINTER DAILY BUS SERVICE
Ride the RTD Chile Line/Green for free. Daily shuttles from the Town of Taos to TSV. RidetheBlueBus.com 866-206-0754
NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS nmroads.com 800-432-4269 Austin
skitaos.com/weather 866-968-7386 (ext. 2202)
TAOS SKI VALLEY INC. SKI RESORT skitaos.com 575-776-2291
TOWN OF TAOS taos.org 575-758-3873
Producer: Courtney Tucker, Design: FEEL Design Associates, Copywriter: Daniel Gibson. Printed in the U.S.A. by American Web Inc. © Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce 2016. All rights reserved. Thank you to our family of businesses and models from the Taos area, our locals that keep us smiling.
Michael DeYoung, Jared Bella, Tara King, Peter LaMont, Steve Bundy, Student performance from Projecting Particles workshop led by Maki and Agnes Chavez @ Paseo 2014, Taos Pueblo, Kurt Schmidt, Cottam’s Rio Grande Rafting, Martinez Hacienda, Geraint Smith (summer cover), Michael DeYoung (winter cover).
TAOS SKI VALLEY Winter in Taos Ski Valley is a world unto its own. Amidst soaring peaks topping out at 12,481 feet, some of the world’s lightest powder falls, blanketing the ski slopes and its hybrid European/New Mexican village. Unique people are drawn to its exciting mix of terrain and colorful characters who reside and visit here. You will feel the embrace of the land, its ancient cultures and its friendly, down to earth ambiance. Bienvenidos—Welcome!
AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL:
KACHINA PEAK ELEVATION:
ANNUAL DAYS OF SUNSHINE:
HIGHEST LIFT ELEVATION:
Over 300 days
110 TOTAL TRAILS:
51% expert, 25% intermediate,
3,274 feet, lift serviced
and 24% beginner
10 REASONS TO VISIT TSV
Take the Kachina Peak Lift to 12,450 feet Park the kids safely in Kindercare Attend the award-winning ski school Blast down the Tubing Hill Catch big air in the Terrain Park Explore the Wild West Glades Get ski boots fitted by expert bootfitters
Hike to The Ridge Sip a rich Mocha Maya Snowmobile with Big Al
TAOS SKI VALLEY EXTREME
SNOW CRAZY Ski. Shred. Snowshoe. Tube. Relax. With its wide range of terrain and winter activities, the mountain has something for everyone, from beginner to expert.
9 REASONS TO VISIT TSV
Lap one of the worldâ€™s highest lift-served peaks Listen to a local band aprĂ¨s-ski Take a class focused on mastering moguls Search the woods for the elusive martini porrons Watch world-class skiers competing on extreme terrain Shop our unique European village Down a frosty brew and a bowl of steaming schnitzel Be mezmerized by holiday fireworks Float on bottomless powder
TAOS SKI VALLEY SNOW
EPIC TERRAIN Begin the day on soothing groomers and cruising corduroy, then step up a notch and tackle TSV’s famed steeps and deeps; navigate the monster mogul fields on Upper Al’s, or take a short hike for freshies.
TAOS SKI VALLEY SUNSHINE
FUN IN THE SUN Deep snow yet consistent sunshineâ€”what a winning combo! Plus, a season-long schedule of exciting, fun and novel special events for both participants and spectators.
WINTER EVENTS Opening Day: Nov. 24 New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks: Dec. 31 21st Annual Brewmasters Festival: Jan. 7 Not Forgotten Military Appreciation Week: Jan. 17 – 22 US Ski Mountaineering Nationals: Feb. 4 – 5 Junior Freeride: Feb. 10 – 13 Shred the Love: K2 Bumps Challenge & Paint for Peaks: Feb. 25 Taos Freeride Championships: March 2 – 4 60th Anniversary Celebration: March 10 – 12 Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon: March 17 – 18 Pond Skimming & Closing Festivities: April 2
TAOS SKI VALLEY LODGING
FEEL LIKE FAMILY We resemble a European ski village but our core is pure New Mexico, all smiles and sunshine. Be prepared to be welcomed warmly and treated royally!
10 REASONS TO STAY
Get cozy by the Snakedance fireplace Soak in Rio Hondo Condo hot tub Learn to two-step with the locals Revel in a mountain sunrise Sink into soft down pillows Enjoy dinner and drinks on a deck Relax into a massage or yoga class Soak up big mountain views Stargaze from a balcony Get first tracks!
Rio Hondo CONDOMINIUMS
LIFTSIDE LODGING at Taos Ski Valley
Taos Ski Valley’s most charming accommodations located just steps from the lifts.
Pet friendly. Open year round. Low Summer rates.
The Peak of Luxury in Taos Ski Valley Next to the Children’s Ski School Largest Hot Tub in the Valley
riohondocondos.com 575 776 2646
Luxury Ski-In/Ski-Out Rooms & Condos Boot Lockers Ski Valet Service First-Class Service Underground Parking Bar, Restaurant & Café Spa
The ultimate traditional Taos Ski Valley experience includes: • all-inclusive ski week package • ski-in/ski-out • renowned cuisine & service • outstanding kids’ program stbernardtaos.com 575.776.2251
Your dream ski vacation! • luxurious mountain homes • a short walk from base area • condo guests included in Hotel St. Bernard services • weekly dinner and ski week packages available stbernardtaos.com 575.776.8506
TAOS SKI VALLEY LODGING
EUROPEAN HOSPITALITY Old World ambience seasoned with local Native American and Spanish spice gives our valley its unique flavor at the dining table and away from it.
5 REASONS TO STAY
Enjoy fireside aprĂ¨s ski at the Hotel St. Bernard Watch the alpenglow from your balcony Have a nightcap in your hotel lobby Hot tub under the stars Enjoy a moonlight snowshoe outing
POWDERHORN SUITES & CONDOMINIUMS
Luxurious 1 or 2 bedroom condos Walk to the lifts
• Year-round • Comfortable & Casual • Located 500 feet from the Lifts
Live, work or play in the Taos mountains We’ll help you make it happen
Winter's Hope ALPACA RANCH & GUESTHOUSE Home Grown, Hand Spun, Heart Felt
Taos Ski Valley Realty • tsvrealty.com • 575.776.0600 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Ski In, Ski Out 2 bedroom/2 bath with fireplaces & balconies
TAOS MOUNTAIN RENTALS
Located above the Children’s Center
CONDOMINIUMS AT TA O S S K I VA L L E Y
. TWO-MINUTE WALK TO LIFTS . YEAR-ROUND MOUNTAIN STREAM . STUDIO TO 3 BEDROOM CONDOS . FULL KITCHENS & FIREPLACES
Private Mountain Cabins & Condo Accommodations for up to 10 FREE Wireless • Pet Friendly
VIEW CONDO PHOTOS:
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TAOS SKI VALLEY LODGING Alpine Village Suites Bavarian Lodge
UNITS 33 suites 2 suites, 1 chalet
Edelweiss Lodge & Spa
Powderhorn Suites & Condominiums
Rio Hondo Condominiums
Sierra del Sol Condominiums
St. Bernard Condominiums
St. Bernard Hotel
St. Moritz Condominiums Taos Mountain Rentals Winterâ€™s Hope Mountain Retreat TOWN OF TAOS LODGING Blue Sky Retreat at San Geronimo Burch Street Casitas
4 cabins/condos 1 unit UNITS 18 units 4 rooms
El Monte Sagrado
El Pueblo Lodge
Hacienda del Sol
Ojo Caliente Resort & Spa (outside Taos)
Palacio de Marquesa Sagebrush Inn Taos Inn
RESTAURANT & BAR at t h e s n a k e d a n c e ta o s s k i va l l e y
Lunch & Dinner Best Après Ski on the Mountain
575.776. 2277 x230
PIZZA SHACK Open Daily Gluten-Free Available
PIZZA PA S TA SALADS BEER
Gro ceries Beer Wine Liquor Bu r r i t o Ba r
We Deliver Taos Ski Valley 575-776-8866
M A R K E T inside the Snakedance
THE BAVARIAN RESTAURANT 888-205-8020 thebavarian.com
BLACK DIAMOND ESPRESSO
BLONDE BEAR TAVERN
575-776-6600 ext. 6996 edelweisslodgeandspa.com/dining
575-737-6600 ext. 6997 edelweisslodgeandspa.com/dining
MOLLY’S SWEET ESCAPE 575 -741-1413 mollyscrepes.com
THE HONDO RESTAURANT 575-776-2277 snakedancecondos.com
MARTINI TREE BAR 575-776-2291 ext. 2285 martinitreebar.com
575-776-2291 ext. 2281 skitaos.com
RHODA’S RESTAURANT 575-776-2005 skitaos.com
ST. BERNARD BAR & DECK 575-776-2251 stbernardtaos.com
STRAY DOG CANTINA
CAF É NAR AN JA
TENDERFOOT KATIE’S FOOD COURT
L O C AT E D WI T H I N T H E E D E LWE I S S LOD G E & S PA CLASSIC NEW MEXICO BREAKFAST & MORNING FARE
F ULL ESPRESSO BAR
575-776-2291 ext. 2280 skitaos.com
WHISTLESTOP CAFÉ 575-776-2291 ext. 2283 skitaos.com
TAOS SKI VALLEY DINING
GRAB A BITE It doesn’t have to be fancy to be tasty. From affordable chile-infused New Mexican fare to high-end, three-course French dinners— and everything between—food options abound.
5 REASONS TO EAT
Sip espresso drinks with a rich treat at Black Diamond Expresso Devour hot pepperoni and green chile pizza Hit the patio for a true Southwestern margarita Feed your sweet tooth with a Nutella-banana crepe at Molly’s Happy hour sliders, fine steaks and ice-cold beer
TAOS SKI VALLEY SHOPPING
FUNCTION TO FASHION Find one-of-a-kind jewelry from local artists at Mesa’s Edge. Discover divine alpaca sweaters and folk art at Andean Software. Stock up on the latest ski gear, and more.
MESA’S EDGE Native American and Taos Studio Jewelry. Quality Turquoise Fine Gifts.
Taos Ski Valley 575-776-2316
ANDEAN SOFTWARE Alpaca Clothing. Textiles. Jewelry. Après-Ski Winter Boots. Folk art from around the world.
Taos (next to Taos Inn) 575-758-8605
Taos Ski Valley 575-776-2508
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Cottam’s Ski Shops • Open daily 7am Taos Midtown • Taos Ski Valley • Santa Fe 800.322.8267 • cottamsskishops.com
NEW MEXICO HIGH-ALTITUDE ADVENTURE VISITOR GUIDE
TAOS & TAOS SKI VALLEY HISTORIC TOWN & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE WITH ONE HEART