Taos- Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
March 15 - 19, 2019 - (Friday – Tuesday)
Enjoy great spring skiing turns and beautiful sun on this long weekend
The Trip Leaders
You’re invited to a long weekend backyard ski party. Our backyard is a serious mountain playground nestled in an intimate valley and New Mexico’s largest resort, which offers world class ski terrain.
Skiers and riders can experience some of the finest terrain in North America in one of the most spectacular areas in the nation. The mountain offers wide-open groomers, glades, moguls and bowls along with exceptional snow quality. Also, you will find more beginner and intermediate terrain than any resort in New Mexico with 100% snowmaking and grooming. Reaching 12,450 feet above sea level, the Kachina Peak Lift serves 150 acres of advanced terrain while offering spectacular views of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range to skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts.
Early signups indicate a quick sellout. Please do not wait to send in your application with deposit to reserve a spot.
The Snakedance condos are a slope-side/ski in-ski out resort located in the center of the village of Taos Ski Valley that blends old-world alpine tradition with modern convenience. They specialize in warm hospitality and enjoy sharing their love of Taos Ski Valley with passionate skiers and snowboarders ready to experience the thrill of Taos. It includes a Jacuzzi, sauna, spa, and fitness facility. There is a game room, on site restaurant (Hondo), and bar. All shops, restaurants, and services of the Ski Valley are within walking distance, including a Ski valet with ski storage and boot dryers, concierge service, a market, and a liquor store. All the units come with split kings so, in other words, two people in each bedroom unless they want a king bed, such as a couple or single supplement. Condos feature granite kitchens, wireless internet, gas fireplaces and Juliet balconies- all to make this a luxury resort.
Taos Ski Valley is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico and is home to a distinctive European atmosphere combined with local Native American and Spanish cultures. Taos is a powder lover’s paradise and is known for having light dry powder, undetectable lift lines, steep chutes, big bumps, cornices, and tree glades. The resort grants access to 1,294 acres of skiable terrain and receives an average 300 inches of snowfall annually. The ski area has a great mix of terrain, providing trails for all ability types and is home to one of the country’s highest rated ski schools. The town of Taos is just 19 miles away and is a quaint town of Native American and Hispanic history with daily shuttles. An additional scheduled trip to the town will be provided
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Annual Days of Sunshine:||300+ days|
|Elevations:||Base = 9206 feet, summit = 12450 feet, vertical drop = 3274 feet|
|Capacity:||Skiable Acres: 1294 Lifts: 15 Trails: 110|
|Terrain:||• Beginner: 10% (Green Circle)
• Intermediate: 44% (Blue Square)
• Expert: 46% (Black Diamond)
• Snowmaking: 647 acres 13 miles
• 1 Terrain Park
Other Winter Recreation
There are many other fun things to do including:
- Horseback Trail Rides – Sleigh rides through the snowy winter terrain
- Tubing – Bring out the child in everyone on the tubing hill, they supply the tubes…you supply the laughs.
- Snowshoeing – Enjoy the pristine beauty and silence of the trails surrounding the Taos Ski Valley
- Finest Hot Springs on the Planet – Soak in one of the beautiful Hot Springs
- Snowmobiling – Tour the mountains high above the Taos ski resort with “Big Al” offering breathtaking views from Taos Ski Valley
Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group
Check the Home Page for the possibility of Roommates Needed
Resort Only DEDUCT $380 from the prices above if you want to get your own air
Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 3.1% convenience charge for credit card transactions.
Sign Up Details
Round-trip air (Tampa to Albuquerque), 4 nights lodging, deluxe motor coach ground transportation to/from Airport including a grocery stop, welcome reception, Après ski events, final dinner and access to optional discounted lift tickets and equipment rental. Plus lots of fun!
The Snakedance Lodge is a slope-side/ski in-ski out resort located in the center of the village of Taos Ski Valley
$250.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application.
All cancellations must be received in writing by December 9, 2018.
Full payment is due on or before December 16, 2018.
Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Marie Latham, 4111 Meadow Run Lane, Wesley Chapel FL 33543.
Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A charge of 3.1% will be made for credit card convenience
TRIP PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NEW TAXES OR FEES IMPOSED BY EITHER THE GOVERNMENT, AIRPORT, AIRLINES OR AGENCIES INVOLVED.
Background photo credit: Taos