86 Out Of 100 Single Score

Taos Ski Valley, Inc. Alpine/Downhill Resorts Resort (Are you this resort?)

  • Poor-outstanding-long
  • Is this resort/area easy to get to? 3 Slider
  • Is the parking & transportation drop-off near the lifts? 4 Slider
  • Walking access: distance, stairs, steep walkways 4 Slider
  • Trail maps/signage are easy to find and understand 5 Slider
  • The trails I experienced were 5 Slider
  • Restrooms well placed, functional and clean 4 Slider
  • Snow quality 4 Slider
  • Terrain met my expectations 5 Slider
  • Quality of slope grooming 4 Slider
  • Terrain parks and related features 3 Slider
  • OVERALL children's facilities: child friendly? 4 Slider
  • Crowds, traffic flow and lift lines? 5 Slider
  • Quality of on-mountain dining 4 Slider
  • Quality and speed of lifts 4 Slider
  • Rate this resort's ski/snowboard school NA Slider
  • Did you get your money's worth? 5 Slider
  • Area shopping: includes nearby towns or villages 4 Slider
  • The OVERALL service at this resort is 4 Slider
  • Recommend this resort/area to others? 5 Slider
  • Would you visit this resort/area again? 100 % Slider

General Comments/Likes

This is one of my favorite ski areas…when the base reaches 70+". As an expert skier, I enjoy the easy 5 min hike to the West Basin and Highline Ridge with lots of steep technical chutes and trees. There is also great skiing in Hunziker Bowl and Walkyries Chute.
If you are going to ski the extremes, check to make sure they are open. Without this terrain, the mountain could be very boring and bumpy.


It’s expensive to stay in the base village so I recommend renting a cool adobe style house located between Taos and the ski village. Check VRBO for houses. They are affordable for a group and give you a unique Taos experience.
Beware the Longhorn run unless you want to ski lots of bumps. It can easily end your day.

art b
02/28/2010 02:02AM

Werner chute to Longhorn is a classic.

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Rated By

  • stfskis
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 45
  • Resides In: Tabernash, CO, USA
  • Disciplines: Alpine, Nordic
  • Years Skiing/Riding: 36
  • Avg. Days Per Season: 61 - 70 days
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