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Terrain Parks - Taos Ski Valley

Rider's Guide

This is a very well-equipped resort with a total of 12 lifts, comprising of two surface lift, five double chairs, one triple chair, and four quad chairs. Snowboard on 110 trails and their longest run of 30,360 feet that will turn your legs to jelly atop 310 inches of powder. Their trails are rated 24 percent for beginners, 25 percent for intermediates, and 51 percent for advanced.

Parks and Pipes

The Out to Launch Terrain Park is located on Maxie's run under lift number 7 and offers two big airs, a hip, a quarter-pipe, and rails. The park is groomed nightly.

Out of Bounds

You want to see all of the fantastic New Mexico scenery you possibly can, so book a snowmobile tour or old-fashioned sleigh ride with Adventure Tours. Roadrunner Tours will take you on a sleigh ride to a sheepherders' tent and cook your dinner over an open fire. If you want to rent your own snowmobile, contact Fast Eddie's, Sled Shed, or BobCat Pass Adventures. The must do in the Taos area is the Red River Night Sky Adventure. It's a powerful telescopic universe tour that, due to the altitude and the crystal clear winter skies, is absolutely spectacular.

Hangout & Hookup

Après ski is great at The Bavarian, The Martini Tree Bar, The Edelweiss Bar, or Tim's Stray Dog Cantina. However, you're going to want to check out the bars and clubs in Taos, and where to start drinking is likely going to be your most problematic choice. You can select from really great watering holes like Arroya Seco Tavern, El Taoseno Lounge, Lambert's Bar, Lucky Shoe, Herb's Lounge, Ogelvie's Taos Bar, Hideaway Lounge, The Inn at Snakedance, Momentitos de la Vida, and The Anaconda Bar at El Monte Sagrado for some upscale drinking and dancing. Eske's Brew Pub has some decorations left over from the hippie era, but you can't beat it for a selection of really great live country and folk music, as well as its excellent local microbrews and pub fare. You have to order a mug of Eske's green chili beer. Just drink it, and you'll be thankful afterwards. Drink a margarita the size of a bathtub at OBL and see if you can walk out. You can check out the sounds at the Thunderbird Lodge or go two steppin' at the Sagebrush Lounge. But if you want to really visit the two premier music and dance locations, you have to head to The Adobe Bar and The Alley.