Taos isn't that far from Santa Fe. Maybe two hours -- tops. If you take the High Road to Taos through Chimayo be sure to stop at the restaurant there for some good eats. The area around Chimayo is famous for their peppers.
Taos Ski Valley will be having their half-price sale then so lift tickets and lessons are 1/2 off. Much of the lodging and some of the local restaurants participate in the sale as well. Check out www.skitaos.org
. Keep in mind the ski area's about 30 minutes from the town of Taos. There are plenty of places to stay within town but you're looking at a bit of a drive each morning to ski. IMO, it's better to stay in Taos Ski Valley and drive to town in the evenings for dinner. I stayed in the Kandahar condos last April and highly recommend them. There are a few nice places right near the base.
Santa Fe's a fun little ski area and a great town. You're almost guaranteed good food anywhere in town. I like the Burrito Co. for breakfast burritos. Again there are plenty of places to stay. I recommend the Inn on the Paseo for reasonably priced lodging (http://www.innonthepaseo.com/
). I stayed there last year and would return in a heartbeat if they'd allow pets.
You'll need a car to get to any of the ski areas.
ABQ's not that bad. The historic district is nice. Although, if you're flying into Santa Fe I wouldn't recommend a special trip south to ABQ. Although, their natural history museum is pretty nice.
If snow cover is a problem (and I sure hope it's not 'cause I'm heading down to Taos the following weekend) I'd recommend just staying put around Santa Fe and visiting Canyon Road, the Plaza, Chimayo, Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument, Tent Rocks, Chaco Canyon and even Taos just to enjoy the High Road drive. There's plenty to do all around Santa Fe and you'll have a blast.