Well, I am now wrapping up a trip consisting of Saturday at Angel Fire, Sunday and Monday at Taos, and yesterday at Santa Fe. And the winner is. . . Santa Fe. Santa Fe had more of what I call snow, and terrific views, and a laid-back atmosphere. Don't get me wrong, TSV is a great ski area-when it snows. When I was there it was dry and cold and windy. The conditions were similar to an Eastern ski area, that is, hard and somewhat scraped off, though not as icy as Back East. According to an instructor I chatted with, it's not unusual for January to be dry, and the best skiing is generally mid February to mid March. A patroller told me that later on in the season storms come from the Baja California and that's when they can great dumps. So, chalk one up for Tony Crocker.
Santa Fe is okay, but has limited terrain and can be very crowded; far worse than TSV in the busier season TSV is far and away the better ski area and usually has snow conditions that are better are at least equal to Santa Fe. Still, comparisons are subjective and it may be a more appropriate fit for you.