Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Taos Ski Valley

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Overall Rating: 4.1

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 63
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.8
  • Nightlife
  • 2.8

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 33%
  • Beginner
  • 7%
  • Families
  • 34%
  • Intermediate
  • 28%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 29%
  • Advanced
  • 38%

Helpful Highlights:

We keep coming back every year. The snow was not what it was last year...which I actually found great, for some reason it scared a lot of people away. All...

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  • 5

    Taos is a four letter word for steep

    by lacanadio - 20th December 2011

    Pros: Challenging terrain, laid back, no crowds, great skiing

    Cons: Not many if you're interested in serious skiing

    This year, La Nina aside, is one of the best openings I've seen at Taos in the over 20 years I've been skiing there. The mountain has great coverage and the... Full review

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  • 5

    steep and fun

    by meattray - 29th November 2011

    Pros: great terrain,friendly staff,no crowds,

    Cons: no big hotels or commercial restaurants

    great snow for opening weekend. lots of great terrain, great steeps, fun cruisers, something for everyone, have to say top notch ski school and the day care... Full review

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  • 5

    Unique and not to be missed

    by KG - 21st March 2011

    Pros: Fantastic terrain, Overall relaxed vibe, Sushine

    Cons: Slow lifts, Diificult access to best terrain, Minimal grooming on Black runs

    Just back from a spring break ski week at Taos. We have been to numerous resorts, including Whistler and other big mountains in BC. My kids are in their ear... Full review

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  • 3

    it depends

    by rutgers75 - 18th January 2011

    Pros: can be magnificent powder, beautiful area, other things to see/do

    Cons: getting there

    Skiing is all about the conditions. Been to Taos at least 6 times. Had my best ever powder day there by far. Effortless skiing in waist high powder on the m... Full review

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  • 5

    Austria meets New Mexico

    by Mountainbilly - 26th October 2010

    Pros: Terrain, Atmosphere, Culture

    Cons: Slow lifts.

    Taos is one of the most incredible experiences I have had at a resort. This mountain has some incredible terrain both lift accessed and hike to. What is g... Full review

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  • 5


    by shambala14 - 9th September 2010

    Pros: everything I (I only care about the skiing) care about

    Cons: The snow melts for the summer

    I could ski Taos everyday and not get tired of it. I don't understand the only 15% beginner recommendation; with their ski school you won't be worrying abou... Full review

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