Adventure-seekers can take NM 150 to the end of the road, where the Village of Taos Ski Valley offers an ideal home base for Rocky Mountain activities — all under the shadow of Wheeler Peak, the highest elevation point in the state.
Skiers and boarders can tackle anything from beginner to double black diamond trails, and the ski valley’s Ski Week courses provide expert instructions for those wishing to level up.
Taos Ski Valley started as a timber and mining operation before Swiss-German ski pioneer Ernie Blake began developing the area for tourism in the 1950s. Today, you’ll find unique shops like Andean Software, offering wool treasures from South America, and Confluence, a bespoke fashion and home furnishings store.
Enjoy cocktails and award-winning food at local venues like the Martini Tree Bar, 192 and The Lounge by Rolling Still Distillery. Or visit the local favorite Der Garten Bistro for scratch-made lunches and dinners. Then, stretch out and spend the night in upscale ski-in/ski-out vacation rentals including Edelweiss and The Blake.
Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce 800-517-9816 taosskivalley.com Taos Ski Valley skitaos.com