WELCOME TO TAOS
Taos loves winter! The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are a winter wonderland... mountains sacred to the Pueblo Indians and skiers alike. Wheeler Peak is the jewel of the peaks - at 13,161 feet, it's the highest peak in New Mexico. The Taos area is blessed with four ski areas - Taos, Red River, Sipapu and Angel Fire - offering everything from delightful cruising runs to demanding downhill thrills. All these resorts offer uncrowded skiing on wonderfully diverse terrain, abundant feather-light powder and intimate alpine villages where you are never far from the ski lifts.
Taos Ski Valley, just 17 miles from the center of Taos, is a skier’s paradise... runs from beginner to extreme… the lightest, driest, fluffiest powder possible… no crazy crowds… no need for trendy fashion. Taos Ski Valley has easy-to-learn runs and a nationally acclaimed ski school to learn the right way to ride and ski. It also has numerous intermediate runs and delicious, extreme Black Diamond runs for those that seek intense excitement.
Red River, just 36 miles northeast from Taos Plaza, is an old mining town turned ski town. The attitude is laid back and family friendly. Red River Ski and Snowboard Area gets an average of 18 feet of snow each year, has mixed terrain, a ski-through replica of a mining camp, and a terrain park. They have ski and snowboard lessons for all levels of enthusiasts. Located in the middle of Red River, the ski area is within walking distance of the town’s stores and many lodging facilities. The ski area also offers snowmobiling. Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area has miles of groomed trails, including kids trails, dog trails, and lessons.
Driving to Taos
From Albuquerque: I-25 to Santa Fe; exit on 599 north to by-pass Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.
From Arizona: I-40 to Albuquerque; I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.
From Denver: I-25 to Colorado Springs to Walsenburg; Hwy. 160 to Fort Garland; Hwy. 159 and Hwy. 522 to Taos.
From Vail: I-70 to Copper Mountain; Hwy. 91 to Leadville; Hwy. 24 and Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
From Breckenridge: Hwy. 9 to Fairplay; Hwy. 285 and Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
From Crested Butte: Hwy. 135 to Gunnison; Hwy. 50 to Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 17 to Alamosa; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
From Purgatory/Durango: Hwy. 160 to Pagosa Springs; Hwy. 84 to Chama; Hwy. 17 to Antonito; Hwy. 285 to Tres Piedras; Hwy. 64 to Taos.
From West Texas: I-40 to Clines Corners; Hwy. 285 to I-25 to Santa Fe; Hwy. 285 to Hwy. 68 to Taos.
TAOS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
5800-foot runway, 75-foot width, 7094-foot elevation, U-122.8, AWOS 132.975, RCO 122.25, FPO 129.975, 100LL, Jet-a hanger available. 575.758.4500 and 575.737.0505
Airlines servicing Albuquerque, Denver and Colorado Springs:
America West, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Great Lakes, Mesa Air, Northwest Reno Air, Southwest (Albuquerque only), United, US Air, Western Pacific (Colorado Springs only)
American Airlines Now Offering Daily Nonstop Flights From Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Los Angeles, CA to Santa Fe, NM
Come visit by train!
New Mexico's brand new commuter rail. Frequent trains running from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, with bus shuttles from the Santa Fe Railyard District Station to the Town of Taos running Thursday through Sunday.