How crucial is it to stay near the slopes in Taos vs. staying in town? Seems like the options are limited near the slopes.
Related Forum Threads
- Taos Ski Valley 2016-2017 Ski, Stoke, Weather Last post on 12/7/16 at 7:21pm in General Skiing Discussion
- Taos SnowSports Week 12/12/15-12/19/15 Last post on 12/22/15 at 10:39pm in Trip Reports
- 2015 / 2016 Taos, NM Stoke & Weather Last post on 9/10/16 at 5:33pm in General Skiing Discussion
- 10 Most Underrated Ski Resorts Last post on 12/6/14 at 11:20am in Après-Ski
- Taos Boot Doctors Fitting Last post on 8/2/14 at 4:30pm in Ski Gear Discussion
About Those German Trail Names at Taos
Last edited: 7/12/14
- Taos Grades High in GeographyLast edited: 10/1/14
- 2016/17 Multi-Pass OptionsLast edited: 10/24/16
Flumserberg is a nice day trip ski resort about an hour train ride from Zurich (or drive). I skied here as a midweek season pass holder for a couple of seasons. Midweek it has small lift lines,...
For any east coast skiers this is like Mad River Glen with wider slopes and big drops to jump off of along with skiing between the trees. Just an all out amazing ski area. Simple and great...
I really love this place, it doesn't have the crowds that the other places around Ottawa have, but this is a legit ski place and is one of those hidden gems that hardcore ski guys/gals love. They...
Good for high volumn, pronated feet, i.e: This is the anti-matter Lange XLR/Banshe/Comp but still very good for people with wider, flatter, lower arched feet who needed or wanted a stiffer boot....
Great performance , tecnica design is outstanding
Where to stay in Taospost #1 of 1111/27/15 at 6:23pmThread Starter
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #2 of 1111/27/15 at 7:33pmI've always stayed in town. A benefit is you can stop at World Coffee on the way.
I am going to look to stay at the ski area my next trip, though, since I have never done it.
Edited by mdf - 11/27/15 at 8:32pmpost #3 of 1112/3/15 at 10:52ampost #4 of 1112/3/15 at 12:45pm
I think it depends on you. The town has an interesting southwestern historical feel where you can really see the influences of Spanish, Native American and western culture all mixed together. The ski area has a bit of a European feel..at least architecture-wise, and none of the southwestern vibe of the surrounding area. Most places I prefer staying at the mountain and not having to drive, but not at Taos.post #5 of 1112/3/15 at 4:54pm
Staying in town is usually a better fit for most people. More things to see and do after the ski day. It's really quiet up on the hill - ghost town like.
Also if you are from the flat lands, consider the fact you will be sleeping at 6,970 ft in town rather than 9,200 ft up on the hill.
The drive from town to the ski valley is usually pretty easy. The road stays very clean. Even during a big storm. Don't need a AWD/4WD. A front whell drive is usually good enough. Non of the drama of the drive up to the bird in LCC.
There is also a shuttle between the town and the ski valley. Last time someone I knew paid 50¢ for a one way ride. It may be $1 now.post #6 of 1112/3/15 at 9:04pm
I hadn't thought of the altitude difference.
I have the first 4 days booked at the Hampton Inn because Hilton was having a 3-day sale (sorry, its over now) through the end of February. Have an inquiry out for a VRBO at the ski valley -- not being a morning person, the idea of saving a half hour in the morning is pretty appealing. If it doesn't pan out I will probably just extend at the Hampton (at a higher rate).
An off the wall idea that pops up in the search engines is a house or condo in the small town of Arroyo Seco between town and the ski valley. (For really off the wall, there is the Abominable Snwomansion dorms there. That would be a bit much, I think.) I've driven through it many times, but never stopped there. Does anybody have any experience or info on that town?
Grump, where are you and yours staying?post #7 of 1112/9/15 at 8:19pm
Mrs. Grump's family have property on the hill. They won't be there that week so we are obligate to stop by and check the pipes. Just to make sure they don't freeze.
Things you have to do for family.
Edited by KingGrump - 12/9/15 at 8:51pmpost #8 of 1112/9/15 at 9:03pmpost #9 of 1112/13/15 at 9:48pm
I've stayed in the Snowmansion dorms during the summertime when it was all but deserted - just me and a handful of WWOOFers and kids going out to the mesa to learn how to build Earthships. It was pretty much how you'd imagine a funky hostel in a place like Taos to be, and as a fan (mostly) of funky hostels that suited me just fine. I figure it's maybe a bit different during ski season, though. I actually spent a couple days ambling in and around Arroyo Seco and liked it in its tiny way.
Stayed in town (Taos, I mean) last winter, which was great both for me and non-skiing family that wandered the shops during the day. Still had to pass through Arroyo Seco, so obviously made a daily stop at Abe's for a green chile egg burrito - the perfect liftchair breakfast, I think.post #10 of 1111/3/16 at 4:02pm
Other than the Snowmansion there was once a B&B in the Seco area owned by Jean Mayer but it is long gone. I'd call Taos Reservations and see what is offered. Seco of course has little to offer but after a day of bombibg the runs who cares? Also, in El Prado there was once a place, the White Horse Inn. Pretty cheap. May be closed however.
- Where to stay in Taos
- Taos Grades High in Geography
- › 2016-17 Colorado Weather Discussion 9 minutes ago
- › demo ski rental shop question -- Denver Summit county area 16 minutes ago
- › Ski Recommendations 28 minutes ago
- › The Barriers To Good Skiing 44 minutes ago
- › Intermediate Zone planning thread. 57 minutes ago
- › disasterskier is festive and holiday oriented 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
- › Mammoth Mountain for 2016-2017 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
- › Jacket Recommendation 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
- › PSA: New DPS Wailer 112RP Pure3 for $599 shipped 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
- › DPS Wailer 112 RP2 Pure 3 for sale 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
- › Flumserberg by willyofoz
- › Kirkwood Mountain Resort by Debbie Burke
- › Mont Sainte Marie by Charles J White
- › 1988 Salomon SX91 Equipe by aarrkk
- › Tecnica Diablo Race Pro 110 Ski Boot - Men's by CowTown
- › 2015 Head Cyclic 115 Ski by snokat
- › 2014 Nordica Dobermann SLR EVO Ski by g-force
- › Sunrise Park Resort by mitchsb
- › Black Mountain of Maine by Maineac
- › Camden Snow Bowl by Maineac
- › 2017 K2 iKonic 85 Ti Review
- › The Ins and Outs of Proper Layering
- › 2017 Smith ChromaPop - It's Basically...
- › EpicSki Interview with Jess McMillan
- › Epic Ski Image of the Month Contest Terms and...
- › Undeterred Courage: An Interview with High...
- › Park City 2.0
- › Forsake Sneakerboots - The Convergence of...
- › Feeder Hill Highlights - Snow Ridge Ski Area...
- › EpicSki Interview with James Niehues