Year Round Activities

Anytime Is a Good Time to Visit Taos Ski Valley

It’s amazing up here year-round!

Home of the highest peak in the state, stunning art galleries, fabulous shopping, and exceptional outdoor recreation, you can’t run out of things to do any time you visit our high altitude home. Spring, summer, fall, and winter, our mountains are host to a wide range of fun-filled activities.

In Taos, tour a few of the many museums, take a stroll among the The John Dunn Shops, or roll some strikes at Gutters.

Winding your way up to Taos Ski Valley through the charming village or Arroyo Seco, you’ll find delectable eateries perfect for fueling up for the outdoors or elegant dining experiences. Longing for outdoor adventure?

Let your spirit fly in a hot air balloon over the famed Rio Grande Gorge or pick up a fishing license (available online or through area outfitters) and try your luck fishing! Known by anglers as an exceptional rainbow trout habitat, there are also bass, catfish, northern pike, panfish, and walleye.

Click on the links below to learn more about all that the Taos Ski Valley area has to offer year-round!

Location

John Dunn Shops

John Dunn Shops

The John Dunn Shops are located in the heart of Taos’ historic district on a tree-lined walkway linking Taos Plaza and Bent Street. Everything you are looking for in one spot: street food and patio dining, clothing for men, women and children, books, folk art, ceramics, artwork, shoes, gems and…

Heritage Inspirations

Heritage Inspirations

Heritage Inspirations provides year-round, all-inclusive, authentically-curated guided tours that dive deep into the vibrant heritage of Taos and New Mexico. Our diverse year-round Taos tours peel back the ancient layers of our living heritage and explore the wild contrast of our mountains and high…

Cutthroat Fly Fishing

Cutthroat Fly Fishing

Cutthroat’s owner has been in the fly fishing business since 1989. In 2007 he struck out on his own to found Cutthroat Fly Fishing which is open year round. Guides at Cutthroat have knowledge and experience on all the waters in Taos and Northern New Mexico. They are dedicated…

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The ancestors of the Taos people lived in this valley long before Columbus landed in America and hundreds of years before Europe emerged from the Dark…

Rio Grande Balloons

Rio Grande Balloons

A hot air balloon flight with Rio Grande Balloons will create memories to last a lifetime. The Sangre de Christo Mountains provide beautiful scenery for the dreamlike experience of flying in a hot air balloon. The mountains serve as a backdrop to the dramatic landscapes of the Rio Grande Gorge,…

Gutters Bowling Alley

Gutters Bowling Alley

Opened in 2018, Gutters Bowling Alley was created to provide the Taos community with a facility that provides safe and fun entertainment for all ages. Need some food to fuel that next strike? Inside Gutters you’ll find Kyote Bites by Ky Quintanilla. HOURS: Mon : Closed…

Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge

Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge

Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge is an award winning, family friendly resort centrally located between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Our 7.5 acre property includes 10 hard courts, 6 pickle ball courts, condo rental properties, a (seasonal) heated swimming pool and hot tub,…

Harwood Museum of Art

Harwood Museum of Art

Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, close to the historic Taos Plaza, collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The Harwood actively contributes to and participates in the cultural and civic life of northern New Mexico. The Harwood…

Fly Taos Sky

Fly Taos Sky

Take in the beauty of Taos and Northern New Mexico on scenic plane tours! Fly Taos Sky is a local flight operator offering flightseeing tours, flight training, aircraft rentals and management out of Taos Regional Airport. Fly Taos Sky offers scenic plane tours at sunrise, sunset as well as another…

Solitary Angler

Solitary Angler

Superior Fly Fishing without the crowds open year round! From high mountain lakes and streams to wild river canyons and sprawling private ranches we have something to suit every anglers needs. Our most popular fishery is Culebra Creek, a private stream with over 10 miles of blue ribbon fly…

Millicent Rogers Museum

Millicent Rogers Museum

Named after the Standard Oil heiress and fashion icon, the museum was founded in 1956 with Millicent Rogers’ personal collection. It has since since grown to over 7,000 objects, and hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The museum features 15 galleries that focus on the art, culture, and…

Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Adventures – Open all Seasons

Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Adventures – Open all Seasons

Let Mountain Skills professional, certified guides lead you on an exciting outdoor climbing adventure. Open all seasons. No experience necessary and fun for everyone. Mountain Skills will set up a trip for any size group, and any climbing ability. Mountain Skills has over 25 years in the climbing business.