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Taos Ski Valley Travel Tips
Taos Ski Valley Vacation Rentals
Taos Ski Valley is situated high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. Its roots go back to the 1800s when it was settled by adventurous pioneers and miners. The village was only incorporated recently, in 1996, and is the highest incorporated community in New Mexico at an elevation of 9,200 feet. This scenic area is surrounded by the Carson National Forest and known for its scenery and winter sports. Taos Ski Valley has dry powder snow and steep expert runs; it is generally uncrowded, even in peak skiing season. At other times, it also makes a cool getaway from the summer heat of nearby desert states.
Reasons to Choose Taos Ski Valley Condos
Taos Ski Valley vacation rentals are the ideal places to retreat to after a busy day of outdoor activities. Enjoy a long soak in the tub after hiking or skiing, then relax in front of a warm fire. Ski Valley condos come in various sizes to suit all families so everyone can enjoy doing their own thing in their own private space. With internet access and plenty of TVs, everyone is happy which is key to a harmonious and enjoyable vacation. Stock the refrigerator with food and drinks then stay home or dine out – the choice is yours.
Things to Do from New Mexico Vacation Rentals in Taos Ski Valley
The ski facilities offered at Taos Ski Valley far exceed other similar New Mexico resorts, thanks to its legendary steep hills and hike-to terrains. Snowshoeing, snowboarding and cross country skiing are available on the dry powder snow, along with snowmobile tours. There is also a top-rated ski school and children's center. If you want a break from snowsports, a drive down the canyon will bring you to the milder climate of the Rio Grande where hiking, biking and horseback riding can be enjoyed all year-round. The Rio Grande also offers opportunities for rafting in the spring and is ideal for kayaking and fishing.
In the summer, the mountains are ideal for hill walking and picnicking as they are surrounded by summer flowers, waterfalls and outstanding scenery. Use the chair lifts for the steep ascents and then hike along the ridges or descend the trails at a leisurely pace. The Rio Honde runs through the village and is the ideal place for fly fishing enthusiasts to catch local trout.
The Weather Around Your Taos Ski Valley Cabins
Taos Ski Valley enjoys 300 sunny days on average per year but don't be fooled into thinking it is hot. The average high temperature is 56 F (13 C) and the average low is 23 F (5 C) with 300 inches of snowfall. From June through August, temperatures can reach a pleasant 75 F (24 C) and above, making it ideal for summer outdoor pursuits.
Nearby Attractions from New Mexico Vacation Rentals in Taos Ski Valley
The nearby town of Taos is 30 minutes down the canyon and has many shops, banks and services all year long. Pottery classes are a fun experience or you can wander around the ruins of the historic pueblo. The Millicent Rogers Museum has an outstanding collection of Native American and Hispanic art and jewelry.
The charming town of Santa Fe is a 90-minute drive from the Taos Ski Valley condos where museums, the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi and the State Capitol Building are just some of the top sights to visit.
The hot springs of Ojo Caliente are just an hour's drive away through beautiful scenery.
How to Get to Taos Ski Valley Vacation Rentals
Taos Ski Valley is approximately 15 miles northeast of Taos and easily reached by car along the US Highway 150. Visitors from further afield can fly to Albuquerque and drive two to three hours to reach Taos Ski Valley. Direct flights can also be taken from Los Angeles International Airport to Albuquerque and Denver International Airport is just a four-hour drive away.