TAOS
ANNUAL SNOWFALL IN TAOS SKI VALLEY300 INCHES
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ORIGINAL NAMETWINING
Taos is known primarily for two things: its deeply ingrained artistic heritage and its skiing. Visitors to the area are sure to enjoy plenty of both. Though a relatively small population (5700), Taos has over 30 art galleries. This is where many from around the country come to take in the scenery, breathe in the past, admire the numerous pueblo style structures dotting the landscape and ultimately, find their artistic voice.
And then of course, there is the amazing skiing in Taos Ski Valley. The village surrounding the Taos Ski Valley area represents the gateway to snowmobiling, snowboarding, and skiing Wheeler Peak (the highest point in New Mexico). During summer months there’s also plenty of action in terms of hiking, biking and fly fishing in the Rio Hondo.
  • SKIING

    As we already mentioned, the #1 reason to visit is for the skiing.

  • ART & CULTURE

    With deep Native American as well as Spanish roots, Taos is definitely steeped in culture and tradition. Much of the art reflects this past. It’s not just about painting and pottery though. Writers, poets and even playwrights come to Taos to discover their voice. The Taos Poetry Festival held in June features some of the nation’s top poets.

  • TAOS PUEBLO

    This Native American community is the only one that has been designated a World Heritage Site. The pueblo structures have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. It is constructed entirely of adobe and the homes here are situated side by side. It really is a unique and, in some ways, time travelling experience.

  • WATER FUN

    Yes, Taos is about the mountains and skiing, but there is also plenty to do by way of water here. You can white water raft on the Taos Box Rapids, take a Rio Grande river trip, or even check out one of the many inviting hot springs in the region.

THE WEATHER
  • The two busiest seasons are winter and summer. Winter is packed with skiers.

  • Spring is a bit of a mud season. It is too warm for skiing and too cold for the summer activities.

  • Summer is a fantastic season to visit Taos. Highs are typically in the low-80s. In addition to the outdoor recreation, the town has some fun summer festivals.

  • Early fall is very nice, due to the changing of the seasons. After early- to mid-October, the weather cools off and there isn't as much to do until ski season.