The Village of Taos Ski Valley is situated in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Taos in Northern New Mexico—a three-hour drive from Albuquerque, only two hours from Santa Fe and 15 miles northeast of Taos via US Highway 150. First settled as a bustling camp named Twining by a group of hearty and adventurous miners in the 1800’s, this area is now inhabited as Taos Ski Valley by hearty and adventurous skiers, snowboarders and year-round outdoor enthusiasts.
As Taos Ski Valley Resort grew, the community was incorporated as the Village of Taos Ski Valley (VTSV) in 1996. Today VTSV contains only about four miles of roads and is bordered completely by steep tall mountains of the Carson National Forest and Wheeler Peak wilderness at the upper south end. At an elevation of 9200 feet, it is the highest incorporated community in the state of New Mexico. Today the Village has 62 businesses including a world renowned ski resort, lodging to suit all budgets, fine and casual dining, unique village stores and a growing regional center for arts and entertainment.
Located next to The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant (100 Kachina Road) at the top of Taos Ski Valley surrounded by majestic mountains peaks within the Carson National Forest, the Kachina basin provides the perfect intimate mountain setting for this summer’s Enchanted Circle Festival of arts, entertainment and camping.
Escape the heat for an awesome retreat in the cool mountain air at 10,000 feet!!!
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