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LUXURY

The Blake hotel's restaurant is a draw of its own: refined, indulgent but still friendly — this is understated, welcoming luxury. The 192 is a great spot for après-ski happy hour (from 3 - 5pm), with flights of tequila and mezcal and the best snacks on the mountain. 

LIVE MUSIC

Hotel St. Bernard | Sutton Place
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This slopeside classic cultivates a European vibe — it was founded in 1960 by a French immigrant — with hearty Alpine food and solid drinks, as well as a lively après scene at the Rathskeller Bar. Check the weekly line up of live music here. The "skier's lunch" on the deck is a long-standing Taos tradition. Dinner reservations are a must, especially if you are not staying on the premises. 

RELAX/RECOVER

Spa & Wellness Center| The Blake
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You don't have to be a guest at the Blake to enjoy its spa, which integrates the Native American influences found in norther New Mexico. Services include massages and treatments, with add-ons like "desert scalp therapy" and "sole renewal" — perfect after a day in a ski helmet and ski boots. There is even an oxygen bar.

BEER WITH LOCALS

Tim's Stray Dog Cantina | Sutton Place
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Filling local-inspired fare is this casual joint's forte. You can't go wrong with anything involving green chili, especially the cheeseburger and chicken enchiladas. When in doubt about what sauce to get, order "Christmas style," i.e. with red and green chili. The Cantina also serves a hearty breakfast and Alpine Village Suites guests get discount vouchers.

COCKTAILS

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Blonde Bear Tavern | Sutton Place
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Attached to the Edelweiss Lodge by the base, this bar slings crafty cocktails and imaginative après-ski snacks bearing New Mexican and European influences: chili-dusted onion rings, Bavarian-style pretzel, filet mignon sliders. The dinner menu includes fondue — a dish that's hard to avoid at Taos.

FOR THE FAMILY

Black Diamond Espresso | Main Base
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This spot's two locations — a shack by Lift 4 and a marginally bigger outlet by the main base's fire pit — have unbeatable espresso drinks, mochas and hot chocolates. You may find yourself sampling all of the variations, including the Mayan (dark chocolate, chili and spices) and the Mexican (milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and almonds). The baked goods are also hard also to resist, especially the moist banana bread.

FOR THE FAMILY

Mucho Gusto Donuts | Sutton Place
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These devilishly good fresh mini-donuts (available by the dozen or half-dozen) are hard to resist. The tiny window operation is on Sutton Place near the town center, which means temptation lurks on the way to and from the slopes.

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