Why We Love Taos Ski Valley, NM in the Winter
Your Guide to Taos Ski Valley
with xplore expert Brittany

Why We Love Taos Ski Valley in the Winter

At Taos Ski Valley, you’ll come for the skiing but stay for the beauty and culture. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve outlined a sample 3-day itinerary.

With some of the most thrilling terrain in the U.S., devoted skiers should certainly put Taos at the top of their bucket list, while the lush summer landscape allows for extraordinary river rafting and balloon rides. Coupled with its art-filled culture and historic southwest vibe, this spiritual escape inspires wanderlust in travelers of all kinds. Taos Ski Valley is truly an adventure-lover’s paradise.

Day 1

Adrenaline Rush

Spend your first day shredding tracks on world-class New Mexican Terrain.

Here you will enjoy the light, dry powder of the unique New Mexico climate and exhilarating chutes.


Stray Dog

Enjoy a hearty breakfast to energize you for an excellent day of skiing.



Race down high-velocity trails within the highest municipality in the U.S.


Phoenix Grill

Settle in for après-ski drinks and barbecue at New Mexico’s highest elevation restaurant.

Day 2

One-of-a-kind Taos Activities

Experience some of the most unique destinations in town for the full Taos effect.

Find out the meaning of "Taos Light", take a step back into Indian history, and enjoy beautiful landscapes.


Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Enjoy the view from the bridge which overlooks the stunning expanse of the river.


Earthship Tours

Ask us to arrange a tour through uniquely beautiful sustainable buildings.


Taos Pueblo

Pay a visit to the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage and a moving remnant of the Pueblo Indians.

Day 3

Relax and Restore

Wake up ready for adventure, and set off on a tour of Taos Ski Valley you'll never forget.

Then, take the afternoon to relax in a restorative hot springs and soak in the gorgeous Taos scenery.


Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs

With four different springs in the area, each with its own rejuvenating qualities, a visit to Ojo Caliente is the perfect way to relax and renew before leaving Taos.


Snowmobile Tour

Enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the highest point in New Mexico at the conclusion of your tour.

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Taos Ski Valley US Xplore Team

"When I'm not skiing at Taos I love to visit all of the iconic Southwest sites, especially Taos Pueblo."

Jaquie has 10+ years of hospitality experience working for companies like Disney and Hilton. A Colorado native, she is always exploring the nearby Rocky Mountains but also loves to visit new places and meet new people whenever possible. Three favorite things: food, wine, traveling!