‘Taos Ski Valley’s renaissance
has delivered modern and thoughtful upgrades while retaining the area’s character and soul, and businesses. like Cid’s and others reflect that ethos because they are locally owned, original and will be integrated into the community,’ said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley.
IN TAOS SKI VALLEY
This ski season visitors have more options for shopping at Taos Ski Valley. Longtime Taos favorite Cid’s Food Market opened a second location at Taos Ski Valley in The Blake Residences where four other locally owned retail, dining and lifestyle businesses are located. According to a press release, more are slated for summer 2021. These new shops will join Taos Sports which is located in the retail area of The Blake Hotel. It has been there for several years.
Cid’s Food Market, which sells locally-sourced, organic and prepared foods, has been vital to Northern New Mexican shoppers since 1986. The family-owned business is debuting a new brand, Cid’s Mountain Market, that provides residents and resort guests a curated selection of premium quality grocery items, prepared foods, wine and beer. For more info,
“Expanding to Taos Ski Valley is an exciting opportunity to grow our business locally and fill an important role in the growth of our community,” said Lee Backer, CEO of Cid’s Food Market. “We are looking forward to this new project and appreciate Taos Ski Valley’s support of local businesses.”
In addition to Cid’s, four additional locally owned and operated businesses will occupy The Blake Residences’ new commercial spaces.
Le Ski Mastery is a quaint, family-owned ski shop that has offered great service and state-of-the-art equipment since 1990. It is not new — just inhabiting a new location, within The Blake Residences. For more info, visit leskimastery.com.
Cold Smoke Photography has been at Taos Ski Valley for four decades providing action shots, group and family portraits on the mountain and in the base area. The new location provides space for guests to view and select photos. For more info, visit coldsmokephoto.com.
Squeezed Juice Bars and Nitro Fog Creamery pair up to offer everything from highly nutritious organic juices, smoothies and açaí bowls to decadent small-batch gourmet ice creams and sorbets. For more info, visit squeezedjuicebars.com.
Confluence features a diverse collection of local New Mexican and vintage European curios, artisan goods, women’s fashion, fine art, jewelry, pottery and home décor. The name and offerings reflect the myriad cultural influences that converge in Taos. For more info on Confluence or Taos Sports, visit skitaos.com.
Mesa’s Edge is a gallery and retailer of authentic, beautiful, high-quality Southwestern and Native American art, which has been serving Northern New Mexico for more than 30 years. This is the second Mesa’s Edge location, expanding on its flagship store which stands within Taos town limits. For more info, visit mesasedge-taos.com.
“Taos Ski Valley’s renaissance has delivered modern and thoughtful upgrades while retaining the area’s character and soul, and businesses like Cid’s and others reflect that ethos because they are locally owned, original and will be integrated into the community,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley. “Taos Ski Valley is one of the world’s most renowned mountain communities in part because of the unique and independent spirit, which Cid’s and others represent.”