Other Winter Activities

It’s More Than Just a ‘Ski’ Valley

Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing & Ice Skating

You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy Taos Ski Valley. The new Eis Haus ice skating rink in the Lower Plaza will be sure to have you smiling. Snowmobile tours will take you up to the treeline with expansive views of the snow-covered Sangre de Cristos. For the little ones, or those young at heart – bring your own sled to the sledding hill, next to the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa and the Gondolita.

Snowshoeing and backcountry skiing provide a unique and fun way to enjoy the outdoors in winter. Enjoy exploring quiet winter trails on a sunny afternoon. Or go on a guided backcountry skiing or snowshoe tour to experience the beauty of hiking in the winter.

You can Snowshoe or backcountry ski (skin) up to Williams Lake—a 4-mile round trip hike from The Bavarian. Other options include Gavilan Trail (3.3 miles one way), Italianos Canyon Trail (3.7 miles one way), Bull of the Woods Trail (3 miles one way), Manzanita Canyon Trail (4.2 miles one way) and Yerba Canyon Trail (3.9 miles one way). All of these trails are accessible from Highway 150.

See all trails in Taos Ski Valley on HikingProject.com – free GPS coordinates, descriptions, photos and other info.

Snowshoe Rentals
Snowshoes/poles can be rented at Cottams’s Ski Shop.

Location

Mountain Skills Guided Snowshoe Tours

Mountain Skills Guided Snowshoe Tours

Discover the serenity and beauty of the mountains on snowshoes! If you enjoy hiking, you’ll love exploring the trails in the winter. Snowshoe through pine forests and aspen groves, along streams, and beautiful views. All that’s needed is an adventuring spirit and some essential clothing. No experience necessary. Book a…

Mountain Skills Guided Backcountry Tours

Mountain Skills Guided Backcountry Tours

For 25 years, Mountain Skills Guides have been providing guided outdoor trips in New Mexico and around the world. We now proudly offer guided backcountry skiing and riding in Northern New Mexico near Taos Ski Valley. Some of the regions most accomplished skiers are on staff led by our…

Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures

Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures

PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS, QUESTIONS & TO CHECK AVAILABILITY. Located in and above Taos Ski Valley is one of the most picturesque snowmobile tours you will ever take. Big Al will be your guide up to 11,500 foot elevation with incredible views. The tour includes riding time on the…

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Taos Winter Wine Festival

This world-class winter culinary extravaganza brings more than 40 national wineries to Taos to partner with 24 of the areas best restaurants in a four-day schedule of snow, food and wine events featuring the Grand and Reserve Tastings, chefs luncheons, winery seminars and wine dinners. The weekend culminates with…

Sledding & Ice Skating

Sledding & Ice Skating

Eis Haus Central to the renovated Lower Plaza, Eis Haus adds a new winter experience to the Taos mix. Skaters of all abilities and ages will enjoy ice-skating in the afternoons and evenings all season long! Large built-in fireplaces with seating adjacent to the ice offer a terrific place…