Taos Ski Valley Trail Map
Taos Ski Valley Ski Area
► Alpine ski area
Taos Ski Valley is a strong intermediate and advanced mountain with over half of marked runs being advanced or expert. The mountain towers over the resort at 12,481 feet and offers some of the finest advanced to expert terrain in North America. For those looking to make some untouched powder turns, head to the top of Kachina Peak.
Taos Ski Valley has a nice variety of beginner runs off of lifts 4 and 7. Honeysuckle is Taos' longest run off of lift 7 and goes all the way down to lift 4 through WInkelreid. White Feather is another longer beginner run with a very gentle grade right off of lift 1, but there's not much variety on the north side of the mountain.
For intermediate skiing you will want to stay on the north side of the mountain and use lift 8 for a variety of intermediate options.
While there are runs for all levels of skiers, Taos is definitely known best for the expert runs. One of the best runs is the easiest to get to: Longhorn. You just take lift 1 from the village and then you have the long mogule track directly to your left. While that is the best mogul run on the mountain, if you love steep, challenging runs, Taos is the place for you. Expert skiers must get to either Highline Ridge or West Basin Ridge and try one of the many steep double-black diamonds that await you there.