Taos Ski Valley

Summer is Bigger Here: Year round, head to TSV for all ­season fun.

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Since Taos Ski Valley is now a four-season destination, there’s an abundance of activities for the entire family year-round. From activities that work up your appetite to delicious dining options to nip that appetite in the bud, Taos Ski Valley has a little bit of something for every mood…

New views

New to a few are the lift-service mountain bike trail and a protected climbing route, known hereabouts as the “Via Ferrata· or “Iron Road.” The lift-service bike trail has six new trails to explore – the shortest being roughly a half-mile long, and the longest about 3 miles long – great opportunities for mountain lovers to explore in new and exciting ways.

The “Via Ferrata” is a pro­tected climbing route consisting of metal rungs, ladders, cables and bridges. Popular in Europe for decades, it means novices can explore rock climbing in a safe, controlled environment where climbers are secured to cable throughout the course. This one- to two-hour course includes relatively easy, moderate and hard routes, accessed from Chair 4.1

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Tried and true Locals

and visitors argue there is absolutely nothing better than summertime in the Rockies, no end to the enjoyment of field and streams in the high country. Camping, Backpacking, Car Camping, RV sites -Free first-come, first-served RV parking in Gila Monster in TSV or Forest Service campgrounds including Cuchillo del Media and Lower Hondo, all free. Or check out rustic Twining Campground in Taos Ski Valley, with space for tents or trailers.

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Fishing – Dozens of rivers, streams and lakes within an hour ofTaos Ski Valley provide hot spots for you to create your New Mexican fish tale. Hire a guide or venture out on your own to find the spot that’s right for you.Climbing -Whether climbing or bouldering, there’s enough for veterans and newbies alike. Hiking and trail running – Hit Williams Lake Trail.

Bull-of-the­Woods and Wheeler Peak Trail, a practically endless array of mountainside trails that ready for you to beat feet Chair lift rides – Take in the scenic views without gearing up in hiking boots and climbing gloves. Hop on a chair lift ride to the top of the mountain for stunning views of k’.achina and Wheeler peaks. Disc Golf – Enjoy a leisurely game of disc golf while soaking in beautiful views ofTaos Ski Valley – free of charge.

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