Taos is the premier NM ski resort oriented more towards advanced skiers. While the resort does boast a decent % of beginner terrain & a strong ski school, this mountain is really not for the beginner skier. Most of the beginner terrain is made up of narrow traverses with better skiers zipping to/from more advanced terrain. Having seen it many times, I can say that the look straight up Al's Run from the base intimidates almost every single first time skier!
If you are an intermediate or expert skier, you can't miss out on Taos if you plan on a NM ski trip. Boarders take note, Taos is skiers only. Taos is a merely OK apres ski town by most standards, but that's not why most folks go to the ski area.