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NEW MEXICO HIGH-ALTITUDE ADVENTURE

TAOS SKI VALLEY

VISITOR’S GUIDE


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TAOS SKI VALLEY

FOLLOW ME TO TSV

Taos Ski Valley has entered an exciting new era! From a soaring new chairlift up Kachina Peak, to current and future upgrades in the village, visitors will experience more stunning ridgeline vistas, varied terrain, and off-slope amenities. It’s part of TSV’s commitment to enhance an already legendary experience pioneered by founder Ernie Blake.

OPENING DAY: Thanksgiving Day AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL: 305 inches AVERAGE ANNUAL DAYS OF SUNSHINE: Over 300 days 110 TOTAL TRAILS: 51% expert, 25% intermediate, and 24% beginner VILLAGE ELEVATION: 9,207 feet KACHINA PEAK ELEVATION: 12,481 feet HIGHEST LIFT ELEVATION: 12,450 feet

Come explore!

VERTICAL DROP: 3,274 feet, lift serviced RESORT INFORMATION: Snow Phone: 575-776-2916 skitaos.org


10 REASONS TO VISIT TSV Attend the award-winning ski school Blast down the Tubing Hill Catch big air in the Terrain Park Eat green and red chile Explore the Wild West Glades Hike to The Ridge Park the kids safely in Kindercare Sip a rich Mocha Maya Snowmobile with Big Al Take the Kachina Peak Lift to 12,450 feet

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WINTER

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.


WINTER EVENTS Early Season Ski Specials Brewmaster’s Festival Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Celebration New Year’s Eve Fireworks Taos Winter Wine Festival Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships New Belgium Scavenger Hunt Ernie Blake’s Birthday Fireworks & Beer Festival Spring Break Celebrations Closing Day Festivities

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WINTER

MOUNTAIN BLISS


10 REASONS TO EXPLORE Breathe in nature’s beauty Fish the roaring Hondo River Hike trails with heart-pounding views Llama trek with a friend Mountain bike with Northside guides Picnic at Williams Lake Road bike to endless mesas Ride horses through golden aspen groves Scramble up alpine crags and boulders Conquer New Mexico’s Wheeler Peak

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SUMMER

IT’S COOLER UP HERE Refresh your spirit with cooling breezes as you scale sun-kissed peaks or picnic in flowering alpine meadows.


SUMMER

CLIMBING HIGH


SUMMER ESCAPES Discover the pristine Northside Recreation Area Name the constellations from your sleeping bag Read a book overlooking a babbling brook Run the scenic “Up & Over 10K Trail Run” Spot bighorn sheep and birds Bike to Arroyo Hondo and the Manby hot springs Explore trails off Taos Ski Valley Road Find your way to the El Salto waterfall Shop in Arroyo Seco’s boutiques and galleries

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SUMMER CAMPS

575-770-2391 www.fitaos.org

. bike rentals . full service bike shop . maps 575-751-0365 129 Paseo del Pueblo Sur

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BOX CANYON Post Office & Gift Shop

Unique Gifts Cards Local Art

Toys Snacks Pack & Wrap!

575-776 -1256

Open Monday–Saturday

Groceries Beer Wine Liquor

M A R K E T

575-776-2277 ext. 420

Rio Grande Stables www.riograndestables.com

888-259-8267 . 575-776-5913

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Exciting youth summer programs focused on adventure and active, hands-on nature education! Non profit since1996.

MOUNTAIN SKILLS

ROCK CLIMBING ADVENTURES

www.climbtaos.com 575-776-2222

TAOS SKI VALLEY PRESENTS

QUVR The Summer Jillana School of Ballet and the Institute of Music hosted by the St.Bernard stbernardtaos.com/summer-fall jillanaschool.com

Bike Trail Info – Service Accessories – Bike Sales 575-758-5551 taoscyclery.com 1103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, NM

2015

TAOS OPERA INSTITUTE

festival

40th Annual Session

German Summer School BOOK A FISHING TRIP 575-779-3000 ziafly.com 12

Free classical vocal performances in Taos, Taos Ski Valley, and Santa Fe during the month of June. Complete schedule online:

www.TaosOI.org

Die Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley

June 23– 505-277-7367 July 24, schule@unm.edu 2015

UNM Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures


SUMMER FUN

CONNECT TO NATURE We welcome visitors of all ages to discover nature through a wealth of family-friendly outdoor activities including great summer camps and schools.

5 REASONS TO PLAY Attend a language, music, or dance summer school Dig into a kids climbing clinic Sign up for FITaos Summer Camps Learn to ride a horse through alpine wildflowers Take a moonlight hike

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10 REASONS TO STAY Enjoy dinner and drinks on the deck Learn to two-step with the locals Listen to the night sky Soak in outdoor hot tubs Ski-in/ski-out condos Revel in a mountain sunrise Sink into soft down pillows Relax into a massage or yoga class Soak up big mountain views Stargaze from a balcony

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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!

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The Peak of Luxury in Taos Ski Valley

Luxury ski-in/ski-out condos and hotel rooms. TSV’s premier property with underground parking, boot lockers, ski valet service, bar, restaurant, café, a spa, and first-class service.

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

800-458-8754 edelweisslodgeandspa.com

Luxury suites with kitchenette, many with fireplace and private balcony. FREE wireless. Hot tub, sauna, massage services. Pet friendly. Open year round. Low Summer rates.

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

Liftside Lodging at Taos Ski Valley 800-322-9815 snakedancecondos.com

The ultimate traditional Taos Ski Valley experience includes: ~ all-inclusive ski week package ~ on mountain location ~ great food and service ~ children’s program for families 575-776-2251 stbernardtaos.com

Your dream ski vacation! ~ luxurious mountain homes ~ a short walk from the base area ~ condo guests included in Hotel St. Bernard services ~ weekly dinner and ski week packages available 575-776-8506 stbernardtaos.com

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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 MORE REASONS TO STAY Enjoy fireside après ski at the Hotel St. Bernard Stay slope side to catch the first chair Watch the alpenglow from your balcony Have a nightcap in your hotel lobby Hot tub under the stars

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TAOS MOUNTAIN RENTALS

Luxurious 1 or 2 bedroom condos Walk to the lifts

505-362-2807 stmoritzcondos.com

Private Mountain Cabins and Condo Luxury accommodations for up to 10 FREE Wireless. Pet Friendly 800.576.2666 • taosmtnrentals.com

Suites, Studios, Chalets, Hotels and Condos in Taos Ski Valley. 877-557-9448 www.taospropertyrentals.com

SNOW BEAR INN AND CONDOMINIUMS

Ski-in, ski-out accommodations to fit the needs of any group including hotel rooms, luxury suites and condo units.

800-243-5253

www.snowbearinn.com

POWDERHORN SUITES & CONDOMINIUMS

Year-round accommodations in the heart of Taos Ski Valley. Comfortable, casual, and conveniently located just 500’ from the lifts.

SLOPESIDE CONDOS FOR SALE

800-776-2346 • taospowderhorn.com

Ski In, Ski Out 2 bedroom/2 bath with fireplaces & balconies Located above the Children’s Center

CONDOMINIUMS AT TA O S S K I VA L L E Y

Experienced & Qualified Buyer’s Brokers

KATHLEEN SULLIVAN Associate Broker

575-741-0488 575-751-5151 abitaos.com

. TWO-MINUTE WALK TO LIFTS . YEAR-ROUND MOUNTAIN STREAM . STUDIO TO 3 BEDROOM CONDOS . FULL KITCHENS & FIREPLACES

VIEW CONDO PHOTOS:

800-756-2226

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sierradelsoltsv.com 800-523 -3954

We know Taos Ski Valley and we know Real Estate! Call us at (575) 776-0600 tsvrealty.com


LODGING DIRECTORY

TAOS SKI VALLEY LODGING UNITS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Alpine Village Suites

31 suites

800-576-2666

alpine–suites.com

The Bavarian Lodge

4 suites

888-205-8020

thebavarian.net

Columbine Inn

19 rooms

888-884-5723

columbineinntaos.com

Edelweiss Lodge & Spa

24 condos

800-458-8754

edelweisslodgeandspa.com

Kandahar Condominiums

16 condos

800-756-2226

kandahar-taos.com

Powderhorn Suites & Condominiums

16 rooms

800-776-2346

taospowderhorn.com

Rio Hondo Condominiums 13 condos

800-461-8263

riohondocondos.com

Sierra del Sol Condominiums

30 condos

800-523-3954

sierradelsoltaos.com

Snakedance Condominiums

33 condos

800-322-9815

snakedancecondos.com

Snow Bear Inn & Condominiums

15 condos

800-243-5253

snowbearinn.com

St. Bernard Condominiums

12 condos

888-306-4135

stbernardtaos.com

St. Bernard Hotel

28 rooms

575-776-2251

stbernardtaos.com

Taos Yurt

1 large room

575-758-4761

taosyurt.com

TOWN OF TAOS LODGING UNITS

PHONE WEBSITE

El Pueblo Lodge

50 rooms

800-433-9612

elpueblolodge.com

Historic Taos Inn

44 rooms

575-758-2233

taosinn.com

156 rooms

575-758-2254

sagebrushinn.com

36 rooms

575-758-2230

daysinn.com

RESERVATION SPECIALISTS UNITS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Book Taos Central Reservations

29 properties

844-321-2665

booktaos.com

Taos Central Reservations

23 properties

800-776-1111

skitaos.org

Taos Luxury Property Rentals

35 units

877-557-9448

taospropertyrentals.com

VACATION RENTALS

UNITS

PHONE WEBSITE

Sagebrush Inn Days Inn

BY OWNERS

Brownell Chalet

4 units

575-776-2625

brownellchalet.com

St. Moritz Condominiums

4 units

505-362-2807

stmoritzcondos.com

8-10 people

800-576-2666

taosmtnrentals.com

Taos Mountain Rentals

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FOOD COURT

TSV ON-MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS Phoenix Grill (at the base of Chair 4) Whistle Stop CafĂŠ (at Chair 6) Whatever your preference, Taos Ski Valley has you covered.


TAOS SKI VALLEY DINING

MOUNTAIN DINING Whether it be hot goulash on the Bavarian deck, a tender steak at Rhoda’s, or a green-chile cheeseburger and an après-ski cocktail at the Martini Tree, TSV offers many dining options. Meals on the mountain mean more time for fun.


MOLLY’S

SWEET ESCAPE CREPES COFFEES CHOCOLATES

575-741-1413

mollyscrepes.com On Thunderbird Road

HONDO

RESTAURANT & BAR o n - s l o p e a t t a o s s k i va l l e y

Lunch, Après Ski & Dinner snakedancecondos.com 575-776-2277 ext.230

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

PIZZA SHACK Open Daily Gluten-Free Available

PIZZA PA S TA SALADS

Local food, local flavor, and fresh lime margaritas Open everyday 8am-9pm Located behind the Alpine Village Suites 105 Sutton Place Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525

BEER

MOLLY’S SWEET ESCAPE 575 -741-1413 mollyscrepes.com

THE HONDO RESTAURANT

WINE

We Deliver Taos Ski Valley 575-776-8866

575-737-6600 ext. 6997 edelweisslodgeandspa.com/dining

575-776-2277 snakedancecondos.com

MARTINI TREE BAR

straydogtsv.com

575-776-2291 ext. 2285 martinitreebar.com

PHOENIX GRILL

575-776-2291 ext. 2281 skitaos.org

Specialty Coffee & Tea Tempting Hot Cocoas Sweet & Salty Treats Gluten-Free Goodies Thunderbird Road & Next to the Phoenix Grill

THE BLONDE BEAR TAVERN World-Class Cocktails - Wine Bar Critically Acclaimed Food Après Ski - Dinner

575-737-6900 blondebeartavern.com

blackdiamondespresso

Located within the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa, Taos Ski Valley, NM

ON THE ROAD TO THE TAOS SKI VALLEY

Sabroso means delicious

CAFÉ NARANJA New Mexico Cuisine 575.737.6900 Located within the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa

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PIZZA SHACK

575-776-8866 taosskivalleypizza.com

RHODA’S RESTAURANT 575-776-2005 skitaos.org

ST. BERNARD BAR & DECK 575-776-2251 stbernardtaos.com

STRAY DOG CANTINA 575-776-2894 straydogtsv.com

TENDERFOOT KATIE’S FOOD COURT 575-776-2291 ext. 2280 skitaos.org

575-776-3333 sabrosotaos.com Ski Valley Road 470, State Hwy 150 in Arroyo Seco

WHISTLESTOP CAFÉ 575-776-2291 ext. 2283 skitaos.org


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 MUNCH Devour hot pepperoni and green chile pizza Hit the patio for a true southwestern margarita Feed your sweet tooth with a Nutella-banana crepe Sip espresso drinks while nibbling a gluten-free treat Save room for happy hour BBQ sliders, fine steak, and ice-cold beer

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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.

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

andeansoftware.com

MESA’S EDGE Native American and Taos Studio Jewelry. Quality Turquoise Fine Gifts.

Taos 575-758-3455

Taos Ski Valley 575-776-2316


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Taos Ski & Snowboard Specialists

www.terrysports.com ph. (575) 776-8292

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Taos Ski Valley’s Only Ski-In/Ski-Out Ski Shop High performance ski and board rentals Located at the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa Open daily from 7:30a.m.

575-776-8380 www.alpinextreme.com

FREE Overnight Storage on Slopes Performance & Demo Ski & Snowboard Packages Featuring the Latest in Ski Apparel Custom Ski Tuning & Full Repair Shop Locations: Taos Midtown, Taos Ski Valley and Santa Fe Open daily from 7a.m.

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5 DAY TRIPS Hike the West Rim Trail of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Paddle your way down the Rio Grande or Chama Rivers Drive the ”High Road to Taos“ and the Enchanted Circle Let the sacred waters at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa wash your cares away Pick buckets of raspberries at the Salman Raspberry Ranch near Mora

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AROUND TAOS

EXPLORE NEW HEIGHTS Beyond the mountain village is a land to discover. Off-the-beaten-path destinations of Northern New Mexico beckon with their rich cultural heritage and breathtaking beauty.


575-758-2254 sagebrushinn.com Ask Us About Ski Packages!

TAOS PUEBLO

1000 Years of Tradition

EL PUEBLO LODGE Charming New Mexico lodging, with several building spread out over three acres in the historic district of Taos. All buildings are constructed in the traditional adobe-style architecture, and the rooms evoke a classic southwestern charm synonymous with this special historic place. Combine these elements with warm, friendly service and you have the recipe for a memorable stay in Taos.

800-433-9612 www.elpueblolodge.com

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TAOS ARTS & CULTURE

HEART & SOUL Step into the mystery that is Taos. Experience unique sights and sounds that since the 1920s have drawn avant-garde thinkers, artists, musicians, and others to call Taos home.

5 MEMORY MAKERS Visit Taos Pueblo (UNESCO World Heritage site)

Discover dozens of art galleries Enjoy live music and local breweries Stroll the Taos historic and museum district Take a pottery, welding, or painting class from a local artist

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Ski TSV Aprés at Ojo

RIO GRANDE RIVER TRIPS • Half & Full Day Whitewater Rafting • Taos Box, Racecourse or Scenic Lower Gorge • Paddleboards & Funyaks

800.322.8267

www.cottamsriogranderafting.com

LOS RIOSRAFTING RIVER RUNNERS

losriosriverrunners.com

Rio Grande & Chama Trips

The 20% off Skiers is Back! Sulfur-free Mineral Pools • Mud Area Massage & Full-service Spa Enchanting Suites Restaurant & Wine Bar

575-776-8854 800-544 -1181

ojospa.com Less than an hour from TSV via Rim Road/US 285

Taos Yurt Ski or Hike In & Stay at a High Alpine Yurt Year Round

575-758-4761 | TaosYurt.com

EXPLORE TAOS Del Dubois

with the WalkTaos app:

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taos.org /app

Eske’s

Paradise Balloons

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

575-751-6098 TaosBallooning.com


THE TAOS ADVENTURE

GETTING HERE Whether it’s a hot-air balloon trip over the Rio Grande, rafting a pristine river, or taking in a fiery sunset, our little corner of heaven has lots to offer. Come see!

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. skitaos.org/page/shuttle 800-776-1111

TAOS CHILE LINE

taosgov.com/transportation/chile-line.php 575-751-2000

NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS: nmroads.com 800-432-4269

SNOW REPORT:

skitaos.org/weather 866-968-7386 (ext. 2202)

TAOS SKI VALLEY INC. SKI RESORT: skitaos.org 575-776-2291

CREDITS

Producer: Courtney Tucker, Design: Lesley Cox (FEEL Design Associates) and Studio Karina, Copywriter: Sanda Pecina. Printed in the U.S.A. by American Web Inc. © Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce 2015. All rights reserved.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michael DeYoung: Front and back covers, pages 3–6, 8–9, page 11 (Williams Lake), page 21, page 23, page 31 Jeff Caven: Page 7 (Fireworks), page 10 (Horseback riding), pages 14–15 (Alpine Village Suites,Taos Mountain Rentals, and The Edelweiss Lodge & Spa Resort), ClimbingUSA.com: Page 10 (Climbing) , FIT Taos: Page 13, Peter Lamont: Page 17 (St. Bernard), Kurt Schmidt: Pages 20–21 (Taos Ski Valley Inc.), Steven Bundy: Pages 26–27, Kevin Rebholtz: Page 29 (Taos Pueblo Pow Wow)


NEW MEXICO HIGH-ALTITUDE ADVENTURE

TAOS SKI VALLEY

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Taos Ski Valley Visitor Guide 2015  
Taos Ski Valley Visitor Guide 2015