Upcoming Events, Articles, and News at Taos
Taos, New Mexico
Taos -- Home to the country's oldest pueblo community, newest national monument, and highest peak in New Mexico. Not to mention some of the best hiking, snow sports, art, and cultural events in the state – and out-of-this-world vistas. Nowhere else can you find such color and contrasts or such an exciting mix of history, recreation, entertainment, and R&R, in such close proximity.
Annual Festivals & Events
Taos Winter Wine Festival (January):
This event combines world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine. The four-day event includes seminars, wine tastings, wine dinners hosted by vintners paired with Taos chefs. Two Grand Tastings feature more than 75 different wines from 36 wineries and scrumptious treats from
a dozen Taos and Taos Ski Valley restaurants. A silent auction of rare wines benefits the New Mexico Nature Conservancy.
Memorial Week-end Bike Rally (May): Motorcyclists from all over the nation converge on the area for this event which is centered in Red River.
Las Fiestas de Taos (July); What are Fiestas? They are a tradition passed from generation to generation, a way of preserving the rich tri-culture that has developed in Taos over the last four centuries. It is a culture unique to Taos, encompassing both pueblo and plains Indians, Spanish explorers, conquistadores, French fur trappers and American mountain men.
Taos Mountain Balloon Rally (October): This invitational hot air balloon event features approximately 50 balloonists each year. The two-day event includes mass ascensions at dawn, balloon glows in the evening, a parade and a grand ball.
Yuletide in Taos (Thanksgiving through New Year's Day):
This community-wide celebration of the holiday traditions of Northern New Mexico includes arts and crafts fairs, the lighting of the farolitos around Taos Plaza and historic district, and ceremonies at Taos Pueblo. Taos Ski Valley celebrates with a beer festival, a torchlight parade and fireworks. Local museums and galleries host holiday exhibitions. Restaurants plan special holiday wine dinners.
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Overview of Taos
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.