The Taos area is the home of Pueblo Indians, descendants of the early Spanish and Mexican settlers, world famous artists and folks who treasure a life style off the beaten path. Taos is the home of the famed “Earth Ships”, the mineral hot springs at Ojo Caliente, the Rio Grande Gorge bridge and the hiking in Taos and the ski valley. Lots of museums too.
Taos History & Attractions
Taos Ski Valley History
Taos Ski Valley was founded in 1955 by Erine and Rhoda Blake. In the begging they lived in a trailer with their three kids. 1956 they used 16 men and a mule to start building the first ski runs. 1960’s three chair lifts were installed. 1969 they had 59,800 skiers for the year. 1970’s three more chairs lifts were installed and lift tickets were $8.00. 1980’s another chairlift and snowmaking was installed. 1987 Erine was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame. 1989 Erine passed away.1990’s the Children’s Center was built. 2008 Snowboards were finally allowed. 2014 Taos Ski valley is sols to Louis Bacon, just under 60 years’ ownership by the Blake family. 2015 a lift is installed at the top of Kachina Peak, at 12, 451 ft.
Taos Ski Valley Resources
The Official Taos Vacation Guide
A Visitors Guide to Taos & Northern New Mexico
TSV Chamber of Commerce – Monthly Happenings
Taos Airport Shuttle
Daily trips from the ski area to and from the airports in
Taos (30 min.), Santa Fe (2 hours) and Albuquerque (3hour)
Children’s Sessions & Childcare
Local Hiking, Biking and Snow Shoeing