Regulars to Taos Ski Valley know that the Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant is a must-stop location on the mountain, whether for lunch or a cold stein of beer.

This season, management at the Alpine-style lodge has added a stage that will become home to a variety of performers during the winter months. The 24 by 16 foot stage sits right next to the famed outdoor deck. This season, the Bavarian has booked jazz and chamber music, as well as a disc jockey to spin  hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll every Saturday, depending upon the weather, according to co-owner Jamie Schulze.

The sounds from the turntables will also resound up into the Kachina Basin on Sundays during the Christmas and Spring Break holidays. Christmas caroling on the new stage begins in December, and a hot chocolate bar will serve up drinks on the Saturdays of holiday weekends. S'mores can be munched around the campfire, as well as chocolate fondue on every night but Tuesday.

Starting Jan. 3, The Bavarian offers its famous fondue meals paired with wines every Tuesday. The cheese fondue runs $29.50, and the beef bourguignon fondue costs $38.75. Each meal includes salad and sausage, dessert and wine, and should feed two or more people after a hard day on Taos Ski Valley’s trails, chutes and faces.

The Bavarian sits at the base of Lift Four on the backside of Taos Ski Valley.

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