Old-school Swiss chalet–style lodges line the road into Taos Ski Valley, just 20 minutes from town. The family-owned resort’s
remote location keeps skier visits to a quarter of what Colorado’s Vail gets, yet it still has its own little village serving
up everything from homemade tamales to grass-fed filet mignon. With steep slopes atop a 9,207-foot base, Taos Ski Valley’s
harrowing frontside beckons experts. For the rest of us, there’s the town of Taos, with its shops, art galleries, and museums.
Last Reviewed October 2012