Taos Ski Valley is a world-renowned ski resort located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. It is one of the highest ski resorts in the United States, with a base elevation of 9,321 feet (2,841 m) and a summit elevation of 12,481 feet (3,804 m). The resort has a vertical drop of 3,160 feet (961 m), and offers 111 trails for all ability levels, including some of the most challenging terrain in North America. Taos Ski Valley is known for its steep, challenging terrain, which is carved into the faces of three peaks: Kachina Peak, West Peak, and Wheeler Peak. The resort also has a variety of glades and bowls, which offer skiers and snowboarders a chance to explore the backcountry. In addition to its skiing and snowboarding, Taos Ski Valley also offers a variety of other winter activities, such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sleigh rides. The resort also has a number of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a spa and a golf course. Taos Ski Valley is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. The resort is open from late November to early April, and it typically receives over 300 inches of snow per season.
Taos Ski Valley is located in northern New Mexico at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains. The town of Taos is 20 miles (32km) away from Taos Ski Valley. For those seeking convenient access, the primary airport hub is located in Albuquerque, situated approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to the southwest of Taos.
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