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NEW MEXICO HIGH-ALTITUDE ADVENTURE VISITOR GUIDE

TAOS & TAOS SKI VALLEY HISTORIC TOWN & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE WITH ONE HEART

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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.

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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

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TAOS ARTS AND CULTURE TAOS EXPLORING

ARTS ALIVE EXPLORE NEW HEIGHTS Taos has one of the nation’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!


TAOS LANDMARKS

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

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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 Mexico’s Wheeler Peak Go bird watching or look for big game

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TAOS OUTDOORS

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.


RIVER RUNNERS

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NEW MEXICO’S OLDEST MOST EXPERIENCED

SNOW=WATER

Rio Grande & Chama Adventures March-October

575-776-8854

COTTAM S ' RIO GRANDE RIVER TRIPS

Taos Box, Racecourse or Scenic Lower Gorge Paddleboards & Funyaks

COTTAMSRIOGRANDERAFTING.COM

800.322.8267

RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

LOS RIOSRAFTING

Year Round Outdoor Gear Clothing, Fishing & Guided Trips DOWNTOWN LOCATION!

226 Paseo del Pueblo Norte 575.758.1622

Eske's

Paradise Balloons SUMMER CAMPS

Exciting Outdoor Adventures for Kids Since 1996 w w w. f i t a o s . o r g

Flying the Rio Grande Gorge since 1991 with a spotless safety record.

575-751-6098 TaosBallooning.com

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TAOS ADVENTURES

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 state’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

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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

575.758.2233

La Tierra MINERAL GALLERY

BENT STREET SHOPS, OFF THE TAOS PLAZA

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Jewely & Home Decor

LaTierraGallery.com

575.758.0101


HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

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

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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 • 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


TAOS TREASURES

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

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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 shalana@blueskyretreatcenter.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

Award-winning luxury in the heart of Taos

1-855-846-8267 ElMonteSagrado.com

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575 779 6826

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1-855-846-8267 MarquesaTaos.com

ABI Real Estate Investments KAT H LEEN S ULLIVA N

Experienced & Qualified Buyer’s Brokers 575.741.0488 575.751.5151 abitaos.com

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.

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ROCK CLIMBING ADVENTURES

Rentals Maps Trail Info 616 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR gearingupbikes.com

575.751.0365

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

German Summer School 505-277-7367

schule@unm.edu

Mountain Skills climbtaos.com

575-776-2222

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

SNOW REPORT

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

CREDITS

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.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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!

OPENING DAY:

VILLAGE ELEVATION:

Thanksgiving Day

9,207 feet

AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL:

KACHINA PEAK ELEVATION:

305 inches

12,481 feet

ANNUAL DAYS OF SUNSHINE:

HIGHEST LIFT ELEVATION:

Over 300 days

12,450 feet

110 TOTAL TRAILS:

VERTICAL DROP:

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

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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 world’s highest lift-served peaks Listen to a local band après-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

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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 sunshine—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

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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!

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Rio Hondo CONDOMINIUMS

LIFTSIDE LODGING at Taos Ski Valley

800.322.9815

snakedancecondos.com

Taos Ski Valley’s most charming accommodations located just steps from the lifts.

Pet friendly. Open year round. Low Summer rates.

800-576-2666 www.alpine-suites.com

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

800.458.8754 edelweisslodgeandspa.com

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 après 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

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POWDERHORN SUITES & CONDOMINIUMS

Luxurious 1 or 2 bedroom condos Walk to the lifts

505-362-2807 stmoritzcondos.com

• Year-round • Comfortable & Casual • Located 500 feet from the Lifts

575.776.2341 taospowderhorn.com

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 • keith@tsvrealty.com

Ski In, Ski Out 2 bedroom/2 bath with fireplaces & balconies

wintershope.com

575.770.3132

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

800-756-2226

kandahar-taos.com

800.576.2666 taosmtnrentals.com

VIEW CONDO PHOTOS:

sierradelsoltsv.com 800-523 -3954


LODGING DIRECTORY

TAOS SKI VALLEY LODGING Alpine Village Suites Bavarian Lodge

UNITS 33 suites 2 suites, 1 chalet

PHONE

WEBSITE

800-576-26666

alpine–suites.com

888-205-8020

skitaos.com/bavarian

Brownell Chalet

4 units

575-776-2625

brownellchalet.com

Columbine Inn

19 rooms

888-884-5723

columbineinntaos.com

Edelweiss Lodge & Spa

24 units

800-458-8754

edelweisslodgeandspa.com

Kandahar Condominiums

16 condos

800-756-2226

kandahar-taos.com

Powderhorn Suites & Condominiums

15 units

800-776-2346

taospowderhorn.com

Rio Hondo Condominiums

13 condos

800-461-8263

riohondocondos.com

Sierra del Sol Condominiums

20 condos

800-523-3954

sierrataos.com

Snakedance Condominiums

33 condos

800-322-9815

snakedancecondos.com

St. Bernard Condominiums

12 condos

575-776-8506

stbernardtaos.com

St. Bernard Hotel

28 rooms

575-776-2251

stbernardtaos.com

6 units

505-362-2807

stmoritzcondos.com

800-576-2666

taosmtnrentals.com

575-770-3132

wintershope.com

PHONE

WEBSITE

575-751-3776

blueskyretreatcenter.com

866-430-2692

burchstrcasitastaos.hotelsone.com

St. Moritz Condominiums Taos Mountain Rentals Winter’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

84 units

855-846-8267

elmontesagrado.com

El Pueblo Lodge

50 rooms

800-433-9612

elpueblolodge.com

Hacienda del Sol

12 rooms

866-333-4459

taoshaciendadelsol.com

Ojo Caliente Resort & Spa (outside Taos)

50 units

800-222-9162

ojospa.com

855-846-8267

marquesataos.com

156 rooms

575-758-2254

sagebrushinn.com

44 rooms

877-807-6427

taosinn.com

Palacio de Marquesa Sagebrush Inn Taos Inn

8 rooms/suites


HONDO

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

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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

WINE

We Deliver Taos Ski Valley 575-776-8866

M A R K E T inside the Snakedance

575.776.2277 x420

THE BAVARIAN RESTAURANT   888-205-8020 thebavarian.com

BLACK DIAMOND ESPRESSO

575-770-8070 facebook.com/blackdiamondespresso

BLONDE BEAR TAVERN

575-776-6600 ext. 6996 edelweisslodgeandspa.com/dining

CAFE NARANJA

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

PHOENIX GRILL

575-776-2291 ext. 2281 skitaos.com

PIZZA SHACK

575-776-8866 taosskivalleypizza.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

575-776-2894 straydogtsv.com

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

575.737. 6900

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

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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 575-758-3455

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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Le Ski Mastery

©MICHAEL DEYOUNG WWW.MICHAELDEYOUNG.COM

Let Your Inner Child Out to Play!

Ski, hike, ride or run —We have the right gear & knowledge for you to enjoy the outdoors we love.

575.776.1403 leskimastery.com DEMO SKIS, BOOTS, RENTALS & SNOWBOARDS NEWEST & HIGHEST QUALITY EQUIPMENT

Open year-round in Taos Ski Valley. BOOTDOCTORS.COM

575-776-2489

FREE Overnight Storage on Slopes Performance Demo Ski & Snowboard Packages Latest in Ski Apparel

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

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Taos & Taos Ski Valley Visitor Guide, Summer 2017