Austin Skiers

Taos Ski valley, NM

  January 23 - 30, 2021 - LONG Trip

January 23 - 27, 2021 - SHORT Trip

"Ski In/Out Lodging" - Snakedance Condos

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ki Valley is the preeminent ski resort in the southern Rocky Mountains.  It was founded in 1955 by a Swiss-German immigrant, Ernie Blake.  According to legend, Blake searched for 2 years in a small plane for the perfect location for a ski resort comparable to what he was accustomed to in the Alps.  He found it at the abandoned mining site of Twining, high above Taos. Check out this video!

In 2013 hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon purchased the family-owned/run Taos Ski Valley and soon began its $300 million renaissance to enhance the guest experience while maintaining the authenticity of this unique destination. Their goal is to grow the resort better, not bigger. In 2018-19 the resort introduced a high-speed quad chair lift that will transport skiers & riders from the Main Base area up the mountain in just over 5 minutes. This is the first high-speed quad to be erected at Taos, taking over the former spot of Lift #1. Taos has also paid mind to the beginners in the crowd, recently reshaping the beginner area, making it, even more, user-friendly.

There is just so much to write about Taos - so check out the great write-up in Ski magazine article on the transformation that's been happening over the past 7 years making it a very different experience than the Taos you used to know if you haven't been in a while.

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