Taos Ski Valley Lowers Season Pass Prices for 2014-2015 Season

 Taos Ski Valley is offering its famous Millennium Pass for the 2014-2015 season at a discount over the current season rate – just $575 – if purchased by closing day, April 6, 2014. The pass will also be valid from March 17 through the remainder of this season for those who wish to ski or ride this spring.

“We are committed to keeping Taos Ski Valley one of the most affordable world-class skiing and snowboarding destinations in the world, and our historic decision to discount the Millennium Pass is to show our loyal visitors how much we appreciate and value them,” said Gordon Briner, Taos Ski Valley’s chief operating officer. “With new ownership now in place, our vision is to enhance the overall TSV experience while maintaining our affordable, family-friendly environment.”

For kids ages 7-17, seniors over 65 and active duty military, their respective season passes will be discounted to $315 and valid March 17 through closing day as well. Those interested in unlimited skiing and riding next season can also secure a significant discount over the current price on the Adult Full Pass, if they purchase byApril 6.

In addition to offering visitors over 113 trails on more than 1,200 acres, Taos Ski Valley has announced plans to open a lift to Kachina Peak next season. Kachina Peak is the area’s famed 12,000+-foot peak that is currently only accessible by hiking. The new lift will be among the highest chairlifts in North America and will increase the mountain’s advanced and expert terrain by 50 percent.

“Our passes are an incredible value that’s hard to beat, and the prices demonstrate our commitment to our loyal customers who come from all over New Mexico, the southwest and the world to ski and ride at Taos,” continued Briner. “We hope that everyone is as excited as we are for what Taos will offer during the 2014-2015 season.”

To learn more about Millennium Passes or to purchase a season pass for the 2014-2015 season, please visitwww.skitaos.org or call 866-968-7386.

About Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
With more than 305 inches of average annual snowfall and more than 110 trails, Taos Ski Valley is New Mexico’s premier skiing and snowboarding destination. Taos Ski Valley boasts a unique, relaxed atmosphere, pristine scenery and unparalleled skiing and snowboarding. To learn more about Taos Ski Valley or to plan a vacation for the 2013-2014 season, please visit www.skitaos.org.


Sipapu will be the first ski area to open in New Mexico for the 2013-2014 season!

The lifts at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in northern New Mexico will begin turning next Saturday, marking the earliest opening in the resort’s more than 60-year history. George Brooks, the executive director of Ski New Mexico, said Red River Ski Area is expected to open Nov. 27, followed by Taos Ski Valley, Ski Santa Fe and Ski Apache on Nov. 28. In early October, a strong storm brought wind, rain and high-elevation snow to New Mexico. Cold temperatures followed a few days later, with more snow for the mountains in the northern and central parts of the state.

Sipapu offers the best lift ticket prices during early season: beginning opening day, November 16, through December 12, 2013, you can take advantage of their early season lift ticket rates:

Adults: $20
Teens (age 13-20): $15
Children (age 7-12): $15
Seniors (age 60-69): $15

Click here to view their December Deal Week rates – all tickets are still on sale in December!

Please check our snow report for days of operation.

Don’t forget: 4th & 5th graders (report card required), guests ages 6 and younger, 40-year-olds, 60-year-olds and seniors 70 and better get FREE lift tickets everyday at Sipapu!

For more information, call 800-587-2240.
Snowmaking above Lift #1

View from the ski patrol shack, just above Lift #1


Isa, Sipapu snowmaker and terrain park manager

Ski Apache: 2012/13 Season Update


Ski Apache, the United States’ southernmost ski area known for epic warm-weather skiing and unbelievable views of the surrounding Lincoln National Forest, returns for its 51st year on Sierra Blanca with three new  lifts  scheduled to open during the 2012 /2013 ski season. The new season boasts a brand new Doppelmayr Gondola. Home to the first and only passenger gondola in the state of New Mexico, the new eight-passenger Gondola will climb 1,646 feet to the mountain’s peak in just eight minutes, almost twice as fast as its predecessor. The 2012-2013 ski season is  scheduled to open on Friday, December 7, and season passes are on sale now.

The new gondola will carry nearly 2,000 skiers and snowboarders up the ski resort per hour, and  two new Doppelmayr chair lifts, one triple and one quad,  will help Ski Apache achieve the highest lift capacity in the state with another 3,600 guests ascending the mountain per hour. Combined with its already immense snowmaking capabilities and an annual snowfall over 180 inches, Ski Apache is prepared to serve up another memorable winter to visitors from throughout the region. “We are happy to invest in something that has proven such a valuable asset not just to the tribe but to the surrounding communities as well, particularly considering the effects on the region from the Little Bear Fire,” said The President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe Frederick Chino Sr.

“During the 2011-2012 season, more than 130,000 people visited Ski Apache, and we look forward to seeing that number continue to climb with the addition of these new lifts. Not only do they expand our capacity for winter visitors but the new Gondola also enhances our summer recreation offerings with mountain biking and hiking. This considerable enhancement allows us to attract visitors to the area throughout the year. The Tribe recognizes the economic impact Ski Apache has on our neighbors and we are happy to make the investment to continue to grow our local economy.”

For more details on the Ski Apache season update, click here!


Ski Apache