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Gear up for Skiing at Taos Ski Valley This Winter

Great skiing this winter at Taos Ski Valley

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful, fun, and equally relaxing getaway destination this winter than northern New Mexico. We’re just wrapping up an incredible fall and are starting to gear up for an exciting winter ahead, which means sunny days skiing down the runs at Taos Ski Valley and other New Mexico Ski Resorts.

If you’re looking for the best New Mexico ski resorts this winter, you won’t find a better home away from home than our Chimayó Bed and Breakfast in Northern New Mexico. From our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, you’re an easy drive to the top New Mexico ski resorts, including Taos Ski Valley, Angelfire, Ski Santa Fe, and several others. It’s truly a centralized location that offers the best of everything this incredible state has to offer.

It won’t take long to realize what an undiscovered gem places like Taos Ski Valley and other New Mexico ski resorts are. Many of the skiable mountains here have elevations of 12,000 feet or higher. With thousands of acres of skiable terrain, it translates to a long and wonderful ski season ahead on dry, powdery snow that is to die for.

You’ll be tired and sore when your day of skiing is done – but that’s where our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, located in the charming village of Chimayó, comes in! Our rustic yet luxurious Bed and Breakfast is located in the quiet countryside of northern New Mexico, between Santa Fe and Taos.

With welcoming accommodations and exceptional New Mexico hospitality, it’s the perfect home away from home for all your trips to Taos Ski Valley and beyond this winter. Book a room at our Northern New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today!

Downhill skier at Taos Ski Valley

Spend a Day Skiing at Taos Ski Valley

One of the most iconic New Mexico ski resorts is Taos Ski Valley, found just outside the charming, historic town of Taos. Taos Ski Valley is an easy 90-minute drive from our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. Taos Ski Valley is the largest of the New Mexico ski resorts and is considered by many to be one of the best. It’s particularly great if you’re looking for a touch of old-school skiing with enough modern amenities to make it a satisfying day on the slopes.

The 202/2023 ski season at Taos Ski Valley is slated to open on November 24. There are more than 100 skiable runs at Taos Ski Valley, serviced by various high-speed lifts and their signature gondola. With a vertical drop of just over 3,100 feet, you can expect a healthy mix of difficulty levels here, with plenty of runs for everyone from beginners to double-black diamond skiers.

Though Taos Ski Valley is one of the most popular New Mexico Ski Resorts, it won’t feel like it when you’re out there skiing. Taos Ski Valley is divided into five sections: The Lower Front Side, Upper Front Side, Back Side, Highline Ridge, and the West Basin Ridge. With this many trails to choose from and an uphill capacity of more than 15,000 skiers or snowboarders per hour, you may just feel like you have the mountain to yourself for the day.

Winter views from places like Taos Ski Valley an other New Mexico ski resorts

More Great New Mexico Ski Resorts Nearby

As wonderful as Taos Ski Valley is, it’s just one of the fabulous New Mexico ski resorts within an easy drive of our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast. There are at least eight New Mexico ski resorts nearby, so you can easily hop around from one ski resort to the next, enjoying an exhilarating ski break in northern New Mexico.

With so many New Mexico ski resorts, you’ll find one that feels perfect for you. Below, we’ve put together a list of five more popular New Mexico ski resorts for you to consider, aside from Taos Ski Valley.

  1. With so many expert runs, Taos Ski Valley can be a daunting ski destination for some skiers and snowboarders. If you’re looking for a more laid-back and approachable mountain, head to nearby Angel Fire, which offers many beginner and intermediate-level runs. They also have some great terrain parks, making this an excellent choice for snowboarders.
  2. Ski Santa Fe is also well-rated among New Mexico ski resorts and is approximately an hour from Chimayó. The views from the top of this ski area are pretty impressive, as in the scenery as you head down any one of their 86 runs. As with other New Mexico ski resorts, the terrain here is diverse and suitable for a broad range of skiers and snowboarders.
  3. Pajarito is considered a hidden gem among New Mexico ski resorts. As you head down one run after the other, you’ll find yourself admiring gorgeous views of the Rio Grande Valley and the impressive Sangre de Cristo mountains in the distance. The ski season here is often a bit longer, too, starting in November and extending through April.
  4. Red River Ski Area is one of the most authentic New Mexico ski resorts, especially for those looking for a fabulous day on the slopes without all the bells and whistles of larger, nationalized ski resorts. The Red River Ski Area offers steep tree-filled powder runs, fewer crowds, and a little bit of something for everyone.
  5. Sipapu offers one of the longest ski seasons in New Mexico and is a fantastic place to ski with the entire family. They will open for the season on November 18, and we’re already looking forward to skiing through this gorgeous, protected portion of the Carson National Forest.

Of course, these five resorts aren’t the only great place to ski – there are plenty of choices in New Mexico ski resorts. And while you can certainly stay at some of these places, why would you, when you have our charming Bed and Breakfast in Chimayó to choose from instead? Get started planning your winter getaways to Taos Ski Valley and beyond, and make sure to book a few nights at our #1-rated New Mexico Bed and Breakfast.

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