The Ernie Blake Snowsports School at Taos Ski Valley offers the Perfect Progression to draw beginner skiers and snowboarders into the sport. The program is broken down into six clearly defined “steps.” Skiers and snowboarders hone their newly developed skills on gradually increasing slopes where the emphasis is on helping people new to the sport “go” as opposed to having to worry about how to “stop”.
Beginners start out on zero percent grade to practice getting a feel for the equipment on the snow.
The next steps move up to the Magic Carpets, the first at a 5% grade, the second at an 8% grade, letting the skiers/riders experience the flow over the snow.
Step four, hop on the Gondolita for a nice long groomed 10% grade.
Step five introduces the chairlift and varying degrees of pitch from 5% to 20%.
The final step, six, caps off on the Oslo Trail with a respectable 25% aspect.
The Ernie Blake Snowsports School is a great way to improve your skills, have fun, and get to know the mountain. From absolute beginners to those who want to go into our world famous steeps, their coaches will develop a program to meet your needs by increasing confidence, building skills, and sharing their love of the snow. These programs are the ultimate means for skiers and riders to reach the next level. Make your reservation now!
Adult Programs begin their experience at the resort center; Pioneer Base Area.
The new state-of-the-art Children’s Center, part of the Ernie Blake Snowsports School, has benefited from an $8 million revitalization. The upgrades include a more streamlined check-in facility that gets parents in and out of the building as quickly as possible while their kids are engaged by indoor climbing walls,…