Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

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Resort Guide 2018: West #24

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“Lots of expert terrain, not crowded, cozy base area, friendly employees, and the nearby town of Taos is funky and cool! That being said, it has pretty inconsistent snow and is hard to get to.” - SKI Magazine Reader

"Kachina Peak has only enhanced the mountain’s reputation as a place that humbles and inspires."

Editors Note: This review first appeared in October of 2015

Taos has never had a shortage of difficult terrain. Readers have always marked it high in challenge, and the new chairlift serving the big alpine terrain in Kachina Peak has only enhanced the mountain’s reputation as a place that both humbles and inspires. “The best skiers are young and strong and some are very old and strong,” says one visitor. “I ski with people who make me better there,” says another. Readers laud Taos’s rigorous ski school and Euro-Mex vibe, though they note a lack of nightlife and “fluffy amenities”. But that’s changing. Since its late 2014 sale to billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon, it’s embarked on a $300 million makeover that should rejuvenate the base area into a more walkable, shopable space.

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