TAOS SKI VALLEY RESORT GUIDE

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Taos Ski Valley Resort Overview

**Operating Guidelines: Taos Ski Valley encourages guests to purchase lift tickets online, in advance. Ikon Pass holders must make reservations at ikonpass.com for Winter 2021-22. Face masks fare required in indoor public spaces for guests ages 2+. Childcare will not be offered this season; though children ages 3 to 5 may particpate in half-day private lessons. Restaurants will require proof of vaccination and reservations for indoor dining. For the latest on Taos' covid operating guidelines check their Winter Operations Plan.


Tucked in the Sangre de Cristo range, Taos Ski Valley is reputed to be among the most challenging resorts in North America. And yes, it has a lot of chutes and tightly spaced glades that will delight experts. But Taos is also a great place to learn — doing here will set you up for pretty much anything — or to sharpen your skills. The renowned Snowsports School runs several distinctive programs, including terrain-based learning and the signature Snowsports Week, which includes 12 hours of lessons over six consecutive mornings for a modest price ($300 in 2019-20), and keeps fans coming back year after year. Friendly and unpretentious, Taos is rewarding whether you want to cruise groomers or hike to hard-to-get lines. Owned since 2014 by billionaire Louis Bacon, TSV is improving every year with better snowmaking, a spruced-up base village and the construction of the new luxury Blake condos. Don't worry, though: Taos is independent and holding on to its soul — this is not your conventional ski-factory resort.


Pass Summary: Taos Ski Valley is part of the Ikon and Mountain Collective Passes. The Ikon Pass provides 7 days at Taos and the Ikon Base Pass provides 5 days (with holiday restrictions). For those skiing more than 5 days at Taos, there are several season pass options with excellent value including 50% off buddy passes, exchange pass privileges at Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain, special deals for midweek only access, and special pricing for military, seniors and youth.

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