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TAOS OUR MOUNTAIN AND OUR TOWN CULTURE, ARTS, HISTORY & ADVENTURE

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THE RIO GRANDE GORGE CAN BE HIKED, BIKED, DRIVEN ACROSS OR RAFTED THROUGH AS IT DIVIDES THE ANCIENT VOLCANIC MESAS OF THE 240,000-ACRE RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT.


TAOS SKI VALLEY

BIENVENIDOS A TAOS SOAK UP OUR CULTURE CONNECT WITH OUR MOUNTAIN LIVE YOUR TAOS ADVENTURE

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Taos is a fascinating and enchanting blend of diverse cultures, ancient history, world-class art, and amazing New Mexican cuisine all set amid an inspiring landscape and broad horizon. Discover a soul-satisfying mix of adventure, art, and rejuvenation in the historic town of Taos. Or, spend the night in the tranquil mountain village of Taos Ski Valley surrounded by awe-inspiring, high-alpine views and crisp, clean air. Our mesas and steep canyons, with rivers tucked away in their depths, invite you to renew your bond with the natural world. With an attitude of gratitude, everything is possible. Town of Taos TAOS.ORG Taos Ski Valley Resort SKITAOS.COM Taos Ski Valley Chamber TAOSSKIVALLEY.COM

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EVENTS IN TAOS SUMMER ON THE MOUNTAIN *Go to SKITAOS.COM OR TAOSSKIVALLEY.COM

Mutt Strut: 5K Dog Fun Run Taos School of Music Performances July 4th Arroyo Seco Parade followed by Taos Ski Valley Mountain Celebration Bacon & Brews Festival Up & Over 10K Trail Run Taos Ski Valley Arts Festival Summer Wine Festival Enchanted Circle KTM Adventure Ride Oktoberfest

SUMMER IN THE TOWN *Go to TAOS.ORG

Taos Plaza Live Movies on the Green Mother’s Day Music Festival Taos Lilac Festival Taos Rodeo Music on the Mothership Taos Opera Institute Performances 4th of July Celebration and Free Concert Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Las Fiestas de Taos Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Taos Fall Arts Festival The Paseo: Outdoor Arts Festival Taos Pueblo Feast Days Saturday Taos Farmers Market Taos Wool Festival


WINTER ON THE MOUNTAIN *Go to SKITAOS.COM OR TAOSSKIVALLEY.COM

Femme de Freeride Holiday Market New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks 23rd Annual Brewmaster’s Festival Not Forgotten Military Appreciation Week Taos Winter Wine Festival Grand Tasting U.S. Ski Mountaineering Junior Freeride Competition Shred The Love: K2 Bumps Challenge & K2 Paint For Peaks Taos Freeride Championships Rally In The Valley: FITaos Scavenger Hunt Ernie Blake’s Birthday Celebration & Fireworks Ben Myers Ridge-A-Thon Pond Skimming Championships

WINTER IN THE TOWN *Go to TAOS.ORG

Taos Plaza Tree Lighting Lighting of Ledoux Bonfires on Bent Street Christmas Eve Matachinas Dance, Bonfires, and Procession at Taos Pueblo New Year’s Eve Pig Roast


CULTURE IN TAOS THREE DISTINCT CULTURES, ONE TOWN

ADOBE HORNO For hundreds of years, TaoseĂąos built sustainably with mud bricks or adobe. From historic churches and homes, to outdoor wood-fired ovens (hornos), this form of traditional architecture persists. Made of handcrafted adobe mud (a mix of local dirt, straw, and water) these structures are thermally stable and sustainable.

T

he culture of Taos is

socialites, visionaries, and

a vibrant, historical

explorers of both physical and

tapestry of Native-

spiritual realms to produce a

American, Spanish,

fascinating people and unique

and Anglo-American traditions

look, feel, and character.

that continues to evolve as newcomers add their threads.

The depth and diversity of our culture delights with each

The Taos Pueblo people were

passing sunset, making Taos

first to arrive here more than

a place one has to experience

a 1,000 years ago, recognizing

firsthand, more than once, to

the sacred beauty and magic

even begin to grasp the multi-

of our expansive plateau

faceted nature of the place.

ringed by soaring peaks. Their thread has been joined

For more cultural events and

by many other colorful, and

activities go to taos.org and

often divergent, threads from

taosskivalley.com.

fur traders and mountain men, to European skiers, artists,


E ERITAGE SIT A WO R L D H

TAOS PUEBLO

THE PEOPLE OF TAOS PUEBLO CONTINUE TO HONOR THE LIVING FORCES OF EARTH AND SKY THROUGH CEREMONIES, SACRED MOVEMENT, BREATH, AND PRAYER. TAOS PUEBLO HAS STOOD TALL OVER THE RIO PUEBLO RIVER FOR MANY CENTURIES.

T

he Pueblo’s Tiwaspeaking residents welcome visitors to peruse a wide variety

of arts and crafts, horno baked breads and pies, and other handmade goods. Look for the beautiful micaceous pottery, a Taos Pueblo specialty. Pueblo youth guides introduce you to their homeland, tucked under the sacred mountains rising to the east.


ARTS IN TAOS INSPIRED BY LAND & PEOPLE

T

aos nurtures a prolific,

There are sculptors, glass and

widespread, and

straw-inlay artisans, tinsmiths,

substantive art scene

weavers, carvers, jewelers,

that draws from its

photographers, poets,

rich and diverse cultural heri-

guitarists, and flautists who

tage. You will find everything

followed the first masters.

from the works of plein air

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE Perhaps America’s best and most famous artist spent the latter half of her life in northern New Mexico. O’Keefe’s paintings of Pedernal made this distinctive flat-topped mountain famous. “God told me if I painted it enough I could have it,” she said. The land, its light, and its cultural depth inspired her. See an original O’Keefe at The Blake in Taos Ski Valley.

painters, their easels set up

Art venues dot the tiny

on street corners or in fields;

adobe lanes of downtown

to the visual treat of dancers

Taos and enliven Taos Ski

retracing age-old steps on

Valley. Turn any corner and

Taos Plaza; to the writings

you are likely to bump into

of local wordsmiths toiling

some creative soul. The land

away in quiet rooms, as well

calls out for expression here.

as a multitude of galleries,

Its deep history calls for

studios, and stores filled with

recognition and the future

all manner of captivating

beckons.

local artwork.


WELLNESS IN TAOS RESTORE & RECONNECT

LIVE SUSTAINABLY: EARTHSHIPS Healthy living begins with a healthy home. Taos-created Earthships— homes built of recycled materials— are a great example of comfortable, passive-energy, light- and plant-filled living spaces that are good for the Earth and its residents.

L

ife forces flow off of

Visit one of our herb shops

the high peaks and

for local, natural, non-

well up from our deep

pharmaceutical remedies

canyons, infusing our

addressing many common

sagebrush plains, our flowing

ailments. Inhale the scent

rivers, and piney woods.

of a late afternoon rain. Look up at an explosion of

Tap into this energy with a

stars. Take in a sunset or

professional massage with

sunrise coloring the Sangre

aromatherapy or try guided

de Cristo Mountains. Soak

mediation, yoga, or a Tai Chi

in one of our natural, hot

class. Dine on locally sourced,

mineral springs.

fresh and organic vegetables, fruits, and meats in restau-

Taos has long attracted

rants or shop at the Taos

healers, drawn to still-vibrant

Farmer’s Market.

native traditional medical practitioners. Here, living closer to nature is a way of being.


SUMMER IN TAOS LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

BIGHORN SHEEP

White Water Rafting Galleries & Museums Fishing Golfing The Historic District Taos Pueblo Tours Rock Climbing Concerts in the Park Taos Plaza Live

The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep is the perfect regional emblem: they are powerful; hard to detect but unforgettable when seen; proud, tough, and elusive. Reintroduced to the Rio Grande Gorge a few years ago, they are often spotted from the Taos Gorge Bridge, along trails in the Rio Grande National Monument, and also atop Kachina and Wheeler peaks.

N

ourished by sun-

Enjoy live music, a poetry

shine, refreshing

reading, or be enthralled

rainstorms, and

by an actor on stage. Hang

endless vistas,

out at the Taos Farmers

you will come away ener-

Market on the town’s main

gized and enlivened by a

plaza. Take a docent-guided

summer visit. In a landscape

tour of a museum.

with a transcendent character that is palpable and visible,

Meet a potter at Taos Pueblo.

from the powerful sunlight

Enjoy a fabulous feast of

to the dash and dance of

green chile and sopapillas.

glistening water over rocks,

Taos enchants in many ways.

you will be restored. For rafting and fishing conditions see taosskivalley.com and taos.org.


R UP HERE I T ’ S CO O L E

RELAX IN TAOS

WALK THROUGH THE HIGH COUNTRY’S MEADOWS OF WILDFLOWERS, CROWNING THICK PINE FORESTS THAT EMBRACE ROCKY SUMMITS OFFERING 200-MILE VIEWS.

T

aos is blessed with numerous and diverse hiking and mountainbiking options, from

short easy jaunts to heartpounding ascents and descents. These include the many Carson National Forest and Northside Recreation Area trails in Taos Ski Valley. There are multiple options closer to town, too, including the perfectly named “Heaven on Earth” section of the South Boundary Trail plus trails overlooking the Gorge in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument.

For hiking conditions and maps go to taosskivalley.com.


Llama Trekking Paddleboarding Hot Springs Mountain Biking Camping Horseback Riding Hiking Wheeler Peak Hot Air Ballooning

S

ummer recreation

throughout Taos. You might

includes mountain

even salute the sunrise with

biking the Rift Valley

champagne while silently

Overlook, horseback

drifting in a hot air balloon!

riding in the mountains,

ENCHANTED CIRCLE Driving the 83-mile, all-paved loop known as “The Enchanted Circle” takes you over high mountain passes and along narrow, rocky, river canyons into vast open valleys, past ghost towns, tiny villages, farms, and forests.

paddleboarding from Taos

In the mountains, you might

Junction Bridge, driving

explore an aspen forest on

the Enchanted Circle, or

a trail ride, find your inner

searching for petroglyphs in

sanctum on a solo walk

the Orilla Verde Recreation

by the Gorge, run along a

Area. Being in wilderness can

pine-scented path, or push

be restorative to the soul.

your personal boundaries on a rock climb.

Visit Kit Carson Park. Walk about the town’s historic core. Take a gardening class. Go birding or try yoga at one of the many studios


WINTER IN TAOS EMBRACE THE SEASON IN TOWN OR ON MOUNTAIN

PETROGLYPHS

Winter Hiking & Biking Gallery Hopping Museums High-Country Snowmobiling Taos Pueblo Historic District Shopping Snowshoeing Hot Springs Artist Studio Tours Writer Workshops View The Blake's original O'Keeffe

The region’s ancient peoples left a mysterious and striking record of their worldview, their physical realm, and their relationship to the spirit world on the boulders and cliffs that surround Taos. Find petroglyphs in the Bureau of Land Management’s Orilla Verde Recreation Area. mesas to hike, bike, plunge into a natural hot spring, or seek out a full-service spa in

W

town or at the ski valley. inter in Taos is an extraordi-

If your spirit yearns to con-

nary adventure.

nect with different cultures

While the land

and ways of living, catch a

rests under a blanket of snow,

stunning art show at one

visitors and residents feast on

of the downtown galleries

a heady blend of soul-stirring,

or the Harwood Museum.

age-old rituals enacted at

Experience live performances,

Taos Pueblo on Christmas

a pottery-making class, or a

Eve and New Year’s Day

talk by a noted author at the

plus other cultural highlights

Society of the Muse of the

including the Lighting of

Southwest (SOMOS). Take

Ledoux Street downtown.

a tour of the homes and

Those drawn to physical

studios of early Taos artists

pursuits can head to the

Blumenschein or Couse,

mountains to ski or ride, or to

or visit the centuries-old

the sun-soaked plateaus and

Martinez Hacienda.

It’s all here waiting for you!  


YONE G FOR EVER

SKI & RIDE TAOS

SOMETHIN

TAOS SKI VALLEY HAS A GREAT RANGE OF TERRAIN FOR ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL ABILITIES, FROM THE HIKE-TO-TERRAIN OFF OF HIGHLINE RIDGE TO THE PROGRESSIVE LEARNING SLOPE ON STRAWBERRY AND PIONEER HILLS.

T

he famed Taos Ski Valley Snowsports School can quickly move you from the

base of the mountain to the summit. A full range of rental gear—from high-end demos to discount packages or equipment to buy—awaits you in the ski valley. Quaint chalets and slopeside condos are within walking distance to the lifts, great food, and unique shops that beckon; all awaiting your discovery in a village founded by Europeans drawn to its true mountain culture and towering peaks.


RESORT RENAISSANCE ELEVATING GUEST AND MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES

I STREAM RESTORATION From the top of Kachina Peak and surrounding peaks, water funnels through Taos Ski Valley. A community-wide effort is focused on stabilizing the streambed, renewing vegetation, and restoring the water’s purity for the future.

WORLD’S 1st CERTIFIED B CORP. SKI RESORT

t’s an exciting time to be

shredders. A new gondola for

at Taos Ski Valley as the

pedestrians provides easier

resort is in the midst of

access between the Resort

revitalization efforts that

Plaza and the Children’s

will improve the guest

Center. For winter 2018/19,

experience, while retaining

Taos opens the season with a

its character, unique blend of

new high speed-quad chairlift

cultures, and intimate, personal

increasing uphill skier capacity.

scale. The Blake at Taos

Perhaps most notably, Taos

Ski Valley is a sustainably

Ski Valley’s recent certifica-

designed, Silver LEED-certified

tion as the world’s first B

hotel with exceptional dining

Corp ski resort highlights

and an exquisite in-house art

its environmental and social

collection (ask for a compli-

ethos, ensuring that it is

mentary tour!). The newly

constantly looking to improve

renovated Children’s Center

and do business in ways that

offers state-of-the-art care,

are good for our planet and

coaching, and on-mountain

the local economy.

activities for its young


KNOW YOUR MOUNTAIN TAOS SKI VALLEY WINTER SEASON: November 22, 2018 – Early April *Conditions permitting

SKIABLE TERRAIN: 1294 acres SKIABLE VERTICAL: 3274 feet AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 300+ inches LIFT ACCESS: 13 lifts TERRAIN TYPE: 112 total runs – 24% beginner, 25% intermediate, 33% advanced, 18% hike-to terrain

TERRAIN PARK: In Maxie’s Terrain Park, skiers and riders will find a fun selection of rails, boxes, jumps, and other features designed with progression in mind.

SNOW REPORTS SKITAOS.COM, 1-844-828-5601

SKI WEEKS & LESSONS From private lessons to a diverse selection of group lessons, our Snowsports program has flexible options for your family. We also have week-long programs including the Classic Ski Week, Women’s Week, Race Training Week, Telemark Week, Adult Locals Series, and Children's Better Shredders program to improve your skill set and leave you skiing or boarding like a hero. You don’t have to be an expert to ski Taos but there is no better place to become one.

SLOPESIDE LODGING Treat yourself to The Blake at Taos Ski Valley. This ski-in/ ski-out hotel focuses on sustainable, socially conscious energy use and stewardship of the land and resources. As the only B Corp ski resort, we strive to be a leader in positive change for our mountain environment while taking care of our guests and employees at the highest level. See the Lodging Directory for all lodging options.

WORLD’S 1st CERTIFIED B CORP. SKI RESORT


LODGING, DINING & SHOPPING IN TAOS

EL CAMINO REAL New Mexico’s lifeline for 250 years was the dangerous wilderness route known as the Camino Real (Royal Road) that ran from Mexico City to Taos. Up its bumpy track came chocolate, wine, spices and other foodstuffs previously unavailable, as well as jewelry, textiles, art, books, fine clothing and other rarities. It cemented New Mexico’s reputation as a center for trade and precious goods, a distinction it still enjoys.

O

ur New Mexican fare, with its vitamin C-packed green chile, offers both tasty and

healthy choices, but world influences abound.

Enjoy a juicy green chile cheeseburger with a local pint, handmade brick-oven pizza, delicate quail breast, elk tenderloin, a pork or veggie tamale, sopapillas with local honey, fresh local greens, green chile guacamole and homemade chips, organic Taos Cow ice cream, or a bowl of spicy posole.


Red or Green Chile Tamales Frito Pie Biscochitos Sopapillas Huevos Rancheros Posole Enchiladas Margaritas

Fresh, locally sourced, and

array of one-of-a-kind shops

organic foods are also our

and stores. With nary a chain

strong suit, as we embrace

store in sight, you can find

the notion that you are what

rare goods plucked from

you eat.

around the world by our discerning shop owners,

A terrific range of accommo-

or objects made locally by

dations awaits visitors in both

hand and with heart.

downtown Taos and Taos Ski Valley, from large homes

Shopping here is an adven-

and cabins for families to

ture and sure to open your

cozy condos, hotels, motels,

eyes to things you’ve never

inexpensive hostels, charm-

even dreamed of but now

ing B&Bs and even camp-

can’t live without!

grounds. There is something for everyone’s budget and taste! Equally diverse is our


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TAOS LODGING

TAOS SHOPPING

Adobe & Pines Inn Bed & Breakfast 855-828-7872 Burch Street Casitas

adobepines.com

575-737-9038 casitasintaos.com

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort 575-758-3502 elmontesagrado.com & Spa

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Gearing Up Bike Rentals

575-751-0365 gearingupbikes.com

John Dunn House & Shops

575-758-8110 johndunnshops.com

El Pueblo Lodge

575-758-8700 elpueblolodge.com

La Tierra Mineral Gallery

575-758-0101 latierragallery.com

Natural Retreats

888-451-0156 naturalretreats.com

Starr Interiors

575-758-3065 starr-interiors.com

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

505-583-2233 ojospa.com

Taos Pueblo

575-758-1028

Palacio de Marquesa

575-758-4777 marquesataos.com

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TAOS DINING

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ACEQ

575-776-0900 aceqrestaurant.com

Sagebrush Inn & Suites

800-428-3626 sagebrushinn.com

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SnowMansion Adventure Lodge & Hostel

575-776-8298 snowmansion.com

Anaconda Bar at El Monte Sagrado Common Fire

505-803-9113 taoscommonfire.com

Taos Getaway

575-770-3307 taosgetaway.com

575-758-3502 elmontesagrado.com

The Historic Taos Inn

877-807-6427 taosinn.com

De La Tierra Restaurant at El Monte Sagrado

Touchstone Inn

575-770-3246 touchstoneinn.com

Doc Martin's Restaurant

575-758-1977 taosinn.com

Lambert's of Taos

575-758-1009 lambertsoftaos.com

Quail Ridge Taos

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Medley

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Pizaño's

575-776-1050 taospizza.com

Sabroso Restaurant & Bar

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Salt & Wine

575-758-7077 saltandwine.com

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Adventure Taos Reservations 877-776-4001 taospowder.com

Alpine Xtreme

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Alpine Village Suites

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Amizette Inn & Pensión

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BootDoctors

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Brownell Chalet

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Bumps Market & Burrito Bar

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Cold Smoke Photography

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Columbine Inn

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Edelweiss Lodge & Spa

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Hotel St. Bernard

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Natural Retreats

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Cottam's Ski Shop

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Le Ski Mastery

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Rio Hondo Condominiums

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Sierra del Sol Condominiums 800-523-3954 sierrataos.com Snakedance Condominiums

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Snowbear Inn

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St. Bernard Condominiums

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St. Moritz Condominiums

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Black Diamond Espresso 575-770-8070 facebook.com/black diamondespresso

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The Austing Haus

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Café Naranja

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The Bavarian Lodge

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Hondo Restaurant at The Snakedance

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The Blake

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Hotel St. Bernard Restaurant Rathskeller Bar & Petit Cafe

575-776-2251 stbernardtaos.com

The Inn at Taos Valley 575-613-4712 The Kandahar Condominiums 800-756-2226 kandahar-taos.com

Pizza Shack

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Winter's Hope Condo/Guesthouse 575-770-3132 vrbo.com/581412

Rhoda's Restaurant

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Stray Dog Cantina

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PIZZA SHACK

THE BLONDE BEAR TAVERN

WINE BAR

A P R È S S K I • D I N N E R B l o n d e B e a r T a v e r n . c om 575. 737. 6900

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

We Deliver Taos Ski Valley 575-776-8866

Gro ceries Beer Wine Liquor Bu r r i t o Ba r

CAF É NARAN JA 575.737. 6900

PA S TA

SALADS Open Daily Gluten-Free B E E R Available WINE

Located within the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa Fine Dining Sourced Locally

PIZZA

F ULL ESPRESSO BAR

M A R K E T inside the Snakedance 575.776.2277 x420


TAOS SHOPPING

TAOS PUEBLO 1000 YEARS OF TRADITION

575-758-1028 • TaosPueblo.com

Minerals & Fossils

La Tierra MINERAL GALLERY

BENT STREET SHOPS, OFF THE TAOS PLAZA

Jewely & Home Decor

LaTierraGallery.com

575.758.0101


TAOS SKI VALLEY SHOPPING

ANDEAN SOFTWARE ALPACA CLOTHING APRÈS-SKI WINTER BOOTS TEXTILES & JEWELRY

Le Ski Mastery DEMO SKIS, BOOTS, RENTALS & SNOWBOARDS NEWEST & HIGHEST QUALITY EQUIPMENT

575.758.8605 TAOS SKI VALLEY

575.776.2508

andeansoftware.com

NEXT TO TAOS INN, IN TAOS

M ESA’S E DGE

Native American & Taos Studio Jewelry American Turquoise PUEBLO POTTERY ZUNI FETISHES & SANTOS

575.776.1403

TOWN OF TAOS (9:30AM–6PM)

575.758.3455

LESKIMASTERY.COM

TAOS SKI VALLEY (ski season only)

WORLD CLASS SKI TUNING SINCE 1990

575.776.2316

START FRESH! Next to Edelweiss Lodge & Spa

575-776-8380 alpinextreme.com

©MICHAEL DEYOUNG WWW.MICHAELDEYOUNG.COM

Ski-In/Ski-Out Rental Shop

Open year-round in Taos Ski Valley and Downtown Taos BOOK ON-LINE & SAVE

bootdoctors.com 575-776-2489

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Latest outdoor gear and award-winning services for Winter & Summer

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AREA ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES RAFTING

AREA ATTRACTIONS Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 888-286-2737

cumbrestoltec.com

Cottam's Rio Grande Rafting

800-322-8267

cottamsriogranderafting.com

Greater World Earthship Biotecture Tour

575-751-0462

earthship.com

Los Rios River Runners

575-776-8854

losriosriverrunners.com

New Mexico River Adventures

505-983-7756

Rio Grande Gorge & Bridge

575-758-8851

Open year-round

newmexicoriver adventures.com

San Francisco de Asis Church

575-758-2754

Taos Pueblo

575-758-1028

taospueblo.com

BOWLING Gutters

575-708-4598

taosbowling.com

CLIMBING Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Guides

575-776-2222

climbingschoolusa.com

SUMMER RECREATION & CAMPS Field Institute of Taos Summer Camps

575-770-2391

fitaos.org

German Summer School of New Mexico

505-277-7367

germansummerschool. unm.edu

Taos Tennis

575-776-3447

taostennis.com

Taos Opera Institute

575-740-6431

taosoi.org

Taos School of Music

575-776-2388

taosschoolofmusic.com

TOURS

FISHING Cutthroat Fly Fishing

575-776-5703

cutthroatflyfishing.com

Heritage Inspirations

575-779-5516

heritageinspirations.com

Solitary Angler

575-758-5653

thesolitaryangler.com

Off-Road Jeep Tours

575-754-2769

bobcatpassadventures.com

Taos Pueblo Tours

575-758-3873

taospueblo.com

Turquoise Tours

575-776-8687

turquoisetours.us

RTD “Blue Bus”/North Central Regional Transit District

866-206-0754

ridethebluebus.com

Taos Transportation

800-776-1111

skitaos.com

GOLFING Taos Country Club

575-758-7300

taoscountryclub.com

TRANSPORTATION HORSEBACK RIDING & LLAMA TREKKING Rio Grande Stables

888-259-8267

lajitasstables.com

Wild Earth Llama Adventures

800-758-5262

llamaadventures.com

VISITOR CENTERS & INFORMATION

HOT AIR BALLOONING Pueblo Balloon

575-751-9877

puebloballoon.com

HOT SPRINGS Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office

575-758-8851

blm.gov

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

505-583-2233

ojospa.com

575-776-8785

taosskivalley.com

MOTORCYCLE RIDING RPI Motorcycle

BLM Orilla Verde Visitor Center

575-758-8851

blm.gov/visit/orillaverde-recreation-area

Carson National Forest Visitor Center

575-758-6200

fs.usda.gov/activity/ carson

Town of Taos Visitor's Center

575-758-3873

taos.org

Taos County Chamber of Commerce 575-751-8800

taoschamber.com

Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center

taosskivalley.com

575-776-1413

WINTER RECREATION & ACTIVITIES

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Childrens Center & Snowsports

575-776-2291

skitaos.com

Taos Ski Valley Resort

575-776-2291

skitaos.com

Taos Snowshoe Adventures

800-758-5262

snowshoetaos.com

Cottam's Rio Grande Biking

800-322-8267

cottamsriogranderafting.com

Gearing Up Bike Rentals

575-751-0365

gearingupbikes.com

YOGA & WELLNESS

Los Rios River Runners

575-776-8854

losriosriverrunners.com

Antara Retreat Center

575-758-3828

antarataos.com

Northside at Taos Ski Valley

575-776-3233

ridenorthside.com

Aurafitness

575-758-9733

aurafitnesstaos.com

Turquoise Tours/Bike Shuttle

575-776-8687

turquoisetours.com

Shree Yoga

575-758-8014

shreeyogataos.com

For all Taos Ski Valley and Town of Taos Area Attractions & Activities, go to TAOSSKIVALLEY.COM or TAOS.ORG


TAOS MUSEUMS & ART GALLERIES Couse-Sharp Studios & Home

575-751-0369 couse-sharp.org

D.H. Lawrence House

575-776-2245 dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu

E.L. Blumenschein Home & Museum 575-758-0505 taoshistoricmuseums.org Harwood Museum

575-758-9826 harwoodmuseum.org

Kit Carson Home & Museum

575-758-4082 kitcarsonmuseum.org

La Hacienda de los Martinez

575-758-1000 taoshistoricmuseums.org

Millicent Rogers Museum

575-758-2462 millicenttogers.org

Sage Fine Art Gallery on Taos Plaza 575-758 9396 sagefineart.com

Find Lodging, Hot Deals, Hiking & Skiing Info & Maps

Taos Art Museum / Fechin House 575-758-2690 taosartmuseum.org Taos Folk

575-779-8568 taosfolk.com

Visit

TaosSkiValley.com

TAOS TRANSPORTATION Offering daily year-round airport shuttle service between Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque and private charter shuttles throughout Northern New Mexico. Call 800.776.1111 to book your reservation.

Ski, Snowboard, X-Country, Helmet & Apparel Rentals Best Selection of Ski Clothing & Accessories Custom Ski Tuning & Repairs

FREE OVERNIGHT STORAGE ON SLOPES Taos Midtown Taos Ski Valley Santa Fe Open Daily 7am 800.322.8267 cottamsskishops.com For all Town of Taos Art Galleries and Museums, go to TAOS.ORG


RECREATION

RIVER RUNNERS

losriosriverrunners.com

NEW MEXICO’S OLDEST MOST EXPERIENCED

SNOW=WATER

Rio Grande & Chama Adventures March-October

575-776-8854

RAFT

COTTAM S ' RIO GRANDE RAFTING

Taos Box Racecourse Scenic Lower Gorge

800.322.8267

COTTAMSRIOGRANDERAFTING.COM

Paddleboards & Funyaks

RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

LOS RIOSRAFTING

ROCK CLIMBING ADVENTURES

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Delightfully antiquated.

Mountain Skills climbtaos.com

575-776-2222

Let our coal-fired steam engine take you to another centur y and beyond. Into an unspoiled West of simplicity, natural beauty, and authenticity. Climb aboard our national historic landmark and you’ll zig zag along the Colorado and New Mexico border through steep mountain canyons, the high desert, and lush meadows. It’s an experience that’s completely at odds with the modern world. And better for it.

book now at cumbrestoltec.com YOUR DAY INCLUDES THE RIDE, LUNCH AND A SOFT DRINK.

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RECREATION

German Summer School 505-277-7367

schule@unm.edu

Die Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley

unm Department of foreiGn lanGuaGeS

SHOP THE MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM STORE MILLICENTROGERS.ORG 575.758.2462

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SUMMER CAMPS

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

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Rafting Kayaking Paddleboarding Rock Climbing Fishing

800-983-7756 NewMexicoRiverAdventures.com

10% Discount Promo Code: TAOSTIME


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Check TAOSSKIVALLEY.COM for a full list of all Ski Valley Lodging, Shopping & Dining.

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through some of the most scenic terrain in New Mexico. Be sure to have your camera at the ready for the views and bighorn sheep!


GETTING TO TAOS HEAD NORTH FROM SANTA FE

FLIGHTS

RENTAL CARS

TAOS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

abqsunport.com santafeairportcarrental.com

taosairport.org The local airport can accommodate private and corporate aircraft up to 60,000 pounds.

DRIVE TIMES TO TAOS Albuquerque: 135 miles / 2.5 hrs

ALBUQUERQUE AIRPORT

Austin: 872 miles / 13 hrs

abqsunport.com

Dallas: 682 miles / 11 hrs

Alaska Airlines, Allegiant

Denver: 300 miles / 5 hrs

Airlines, American Airlines,

El Paso: 400 miles / 6.5 hrs

Boutique Air, Delta Air Lines,

Oklahoma City: 558 miles / 8 hrs

JetBlue Airways, Southwest

Phoenix: 568 miles / 8.5 hrs

Airlines, United Airlines

SANTA FE AIRPORT

flysantafe.com

ANNUAL DAYS OF SUNSHINE 300+

United and American airlines

ANNUAL SNOWFALL

serve Santa Fe from Denver,

Town of Taos: 35+ inches

Dallas, and Phoenix.

Taos Ski Valley: 300+ inches

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Non-stop, door-to-door shuttle

TOWN OF TAOS

service, 3 hours from Albuquerque and 1.5 hours from Santa Fe.

January – High 42º F, Low 11º F July – High 87º F, Low 52º F

skitaos.com 800-776-1111

TAOS SKI VALLEY

WINTER DAILY BUS SERVICE

*Source: The Weather Channel

FREE. RTD “Blue Bus” North Central Regional

Austin

*All times are approximate.

January – High 37º F, Low 8º F July – High 76º F, Low 42º F

ELEVATION (FT.)

Transit District

Town of Taos: 6,967

RidetheBlueBus.com 866-206-0754

Wheeler Peak: 13,167

Taos Ski Valley: 9,207 – 12,481

PHOTOGRAPHERS Gene Parulis, Steven Bundy, Michael DeYoung, Kevin Rebholtz, Town of Taos, Taos Ski Valley Resort, Jeff Caven, The Harwood Museum, Southern Exposure, Stray Dog Cantina, Taos News/Paula Valentine, Lynn Garlick Retablos, Chimera Rene and Antara Retreat, John Lamkin, Vivaladama on Instagram, Jared Bella, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, Cold Smoke Photography, Melissa Lind and Common Fire, Robban Reynolds, Sean Kelly Portraits, Jim Cox, Kurt Schmidt. Producer: Courtney Tucker, Designer: FEEL Design Associates, Copywriter: Daniel Gibson, Editor: Sanda Pecina. © Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce 2018-19.

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