Summer 2012

Building on the amazing success of our introductory 2011 summer festivals, this year’s second-annual Enchanted Circle Festival Arts & Entertainment summer season will be even better!

Images from Summer 2012:



For the 2012 summer festival, we anticipate offering a variety of arts and entertainment festival activities, workshops and events throughout Taos Ski Valley including an expansion of the intimate festival weekends in Kachina and some exciting new festival events in Taos Ski Valley’s base village area. As our next summer season’s festival planning unfolds, stay tuned to this website for updates and opportunities to get involved with interactive event planning.

Lower Village Stage Construction Completed!

For the 2011 Enchanted Circle Summer Festival, festival grounds planning, outdoor stage design and stage construction management in Kachina were provided by the Enchanted Circle Festival’s General Manager, John Halley of Comet Studios, . The success of last year’s project was made possible by local businesses and volunteers who graciously provided all the necessary materials and labor required to build the stage and related festival grounds.

Building on last years success,  our community has built a second stage this summer for larger festival events located in the Core Village near the base of Lift 1. This year’s project was designed and built by John Halley with materials, equipment and construction crew provided by TSV Inc, the Village of Taos Ski Valley and local community volunteers.


Memorial Day – May 26-28, 2012

Come help our community welcome the 2012 summer season at Taos Ski Valley’s “Bring-on-Summer Jammin” event, a free Memorial Day Weekend music fiesta located in the Base Village and Kachina! Check it out & see you there »

June 9, 2012 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taos Opera Institute Students Performance at The Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant at Taos Ski Valley

Singers participate in interactive sessions with distinguished guests and professional artists, focusing on competition psychology, performance anxiety, audition strategies, stage deportment, dramatic interpretation and vocal stability. Singers leave TOI with a complete audition package, confidently preparing them for the next level of their career development.

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June 24-28, 2012

Michael DeYoung Photography Workshop
5 Day Action Adventure and Fitness Photography Workshop at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

June 24-28 2012
Time: 3:00pm

5 Day Action Adventure and Fitness Photography Workshop at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Veteran adventure, landscape and lifestyle photographer Michael DeYoung will conduct this 5-day adventure photography workshop at the Edelweiss Lodge in Taos Ski Valley. Nestled in the highest mountains in New Mexico, the workshop focuses on incorporating the human element — athletes and adventurers — into the area’s dramatic landscapes. DeYoung will teach creative composition, lighting, action, art direction and design techniques to help participants create powerful images that convey a strong sense of place, action and emotion. Anyone wanting to improve their outdoor photography with any camera system will benefit from this workshop.

June 23 – August 4, 2012

Taos School of Music – Concerts at Hotel St. Bernard

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in Taos Ski Valley

Young Artists Concerts: Program to be announced. Admission to all programs is free. The Hotel St. Bernard will serve special dinners for those wishing to dine with the faculty and students before the St. Bernard programs. Please call 575-776-2251 for dinner reservations. For information call 575-776-2388

July 1 – 28, 2012

The Jillana School

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The Jillana School is an intensive summer program, directed by Jillana, authorized teacher of the Balanchine Technique® & Balanchine Style®, and is fashioned for the young pre-professional, ages 11-17.

Most of the world’s notable ballet companies have one or more Balanchine ballets in their repertory. This technique enables a dancer to move quickly, a requirement for executing the choreography of Mr. Balanchine. Knowledge of the Balanchine Technique® and Balanchine Style® will benefit students pursuing a career in dance, and will help them in obtaining a company contract.

4th of July Village Parade and 9 Day Celebration

June 30-July 8th

We are under Stage II Fire Restrictions.


Bring the whole family to Taos Ski Valley to join our  “cool” 4th of July fiesta celebration, expended to 5 days this year, June 30- July 8. Taos Ski Valley offers wonderful summer activities for everyone to enjoy, including summer hikes, disc golf, horseback riding, lift rides and more. Taos Ski Valley’s 4th of July event includes our popular parade, food, live music, duck race for kids, bouncy castle and more.Book your lodging now.
Parade: July 4, 2012 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Time: 12:00pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 11:00am

See you in Taos Ski Valley this 4th of July with a full weekend of events and fun.

Parade: 1pm – 2pm

Celebrate the 4th of July in Taos Ski Valley in true Mountain Fashion. Get here early to greet our village parade led by Jean Mayer, founder of the St Bernard Hotel and a pioneer of Taos Ski Valley. Cheer on the colorful floats as they make it through the village streets. Local ski patrollers, EMS, Village Staff, TSV Staff and Residents are all challenged to create the most hilarious contraptions to be in the parade and win the coveted 4th of July “Float of the Year” Trophy.

Kids get here early and you can ride in the fire truck with sirens blazing!

Live Music & Rubber Duck Race & so much more… Read all about it »

August 11

Live Music on The Bavarian Stage
Free Admission:
Subject to a $3 per person food/beverage entertainment fee, if dining at The Bavarian.


August 25

Taos Ski Valley 10k Up and Over Trail Run

The Ultimate Trail Run Challenge

August 25, 2012 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Time: 9:00am     Day: Saturday     Doors: 7:00am

Join us for New Mexico’s 10K high altitude challenge
This 10k trail run begins at 9,207 feet with a 2,612 feet elevation
gain in the first 3 miles. It’s all down hill from there!

 August 31- September 3


Labor Day Weekend Music & Camping Blues Fest

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at Hotel St. Bernard – Taos Ski Valley

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September – October, 2012
Time: 12:00pm     Day: Monday     Ages: All Ages

Hotel St. Bernard ( rate includes 3 gourmet meals daily, room for 5 nights and amenities. $850.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity, per workshop session.  This rate applies to all guests regardless of single or double occupancy.  Hotel fees are due upon arrival.

Oktoberfest in Taos Ski Valley

Fun for the entire family

in Taos Ski Valley
September 15, 2012 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Time: 11:00am     Day: Saturday     Ages: All Ages

This year the biggest and best ever Oktoberfest in Taos Ski Valley. FREE fun for all ages.

Authentic Schuplatter band and dancers, german beer and food, activities for kids, Brat eating contest, Yodelling contest, Alkhorn blowing contests and so much more. The chairlift will be running all day and Village stores offer blowout prices on ski gear and sporting apparel.