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by: Wes Tolleson - 4th February 2020

  • 5
  • 3Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 4Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
Expert skiing, Steep runs, Glade skiing.
early season snow

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I grew up skiing Taos so excuse me if I am a little biased. Although Taos looks incredibly daunting from the bottom, I can personally guarantee that kids can learn to ski here. There are plenty of greens and blues for anyone to learn on. As for the advanced skier, there is a plethora of options. Both Highline ridge and West basin are well renown for having some of the best terrain in the region. My personal favorites are the glade runs, as they are some of the best I have skied anywhere in the nation. For the advanced skier, I would recommend runs such as Billy Sol and Walkyries Glade. In terms of the culture, it doesn't have the glitz and polish of Vail and Beaver creek or any of the Colorado resorts. However, it does have the most authentic feel and people that I have experienced. The town is essentially a small adobe hippie village and is a must visit if you are not staying in it. Be sure to eat at Alley Cantina, Orlando's or Common Fire during your stay. In short, Taos is an Incredible mountain to ski for the entire family, especially in the spring.

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 136 Resort Reviews

  • Wes Tolleson (4th February 2020)

    I grew up skiing Taos so excuse me if I am a little biased. Although Taos looks incredibly daunting from the bottom,...

  • roger31875 (29th December 2019)

    First of all I would like to say Taos is a late season mountain and always has been. Those bitching about the...

  • anonymous user (26th December 2019)

    Only Blackcomb Whistler has better skiing than Taos. You may have to put up with cold and edging hard pack

  • (12th December 2019)

    steep, deep powder at times if you are lucky, varied runs, need to use your edges when hard packed, cold at times,...

  • John Whitmore (30th November 2019)

    It Taos defense--I was there in the spring with no new show, hard pack and icy in spots. Only one chair that...

  • (11th April 2019)

    if you can ski Taos, you can ski anywhere. Some very challenging runs. Great ski school. I learned to really ski correctly...

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