Taos St. Bernard
Originally Posted by Roadrash
My wife and I are thinking about staying at the St. Bernard lodge in Taos for our anniversary next year. Does anyone have any experience staying there and any comments on the ski school experience and the "gourmet" dining?
The following comments are general in nature and are on maybe the best ski vacation my wife and I have ever taken. Our week included; lodging, breakfast-lunch-dinner, 5 days lifts, 5 days instruction.Lodging,
ok room, but only used for sleeping. 2 steps from snow to room and lift was downhill from room. The most convenient ski in ski out lodging I have ever seen.Instruction.
2 hours of instuction every AM. very good and a good way to see the mountain. Didn't really interfere with fun of skiing the mt. the rest of the day. Extremely well organized and functional.Skiing.
Taos has a very large sign in the parking lot that states something like this" DON'T PANIC You are looking at on ly 10% of the ski terrain.
When you pull in your're looking at Als Run and VW size pretty steep mogul run. The mountain has/holds good snow, dry snow and has all the off piste, blacks etc. you'll want and a lot of intermediate fun stuff too. The lifts
are not all high speed quads, and I say good; gives me a chance to rest between runs and doesn't dump a bunch of speeding gapers all over my powder.Food-Ambience etc.
Our lst lunch (we were thinking hamburgers or maybe a ham sandwich) was Cornish games hens in orange sauce. The food was excellent the whole week and ranged from Buffalo, Lobster, veal oscar etc. The last day I read the menu (which was posted every day) and saw we were going to have oatmean/mush for breakfast the next day and I told my wife, ok we got them just old mush. Then the next AM they brought the little side order of mush, turned it upside down on a plate and on the bottom/now the top was a butterfly's outline in raisens, dates etc.
Food was great. The amazing thing was we were never too full to ski and never hungry either. A true sign of someone who knows what they are doing, not faking it.
ALSO. We really enjoyed the evenings activities and visiting with others who were staying at the St. Bernard.
If you have any question s etc. you would like answered PM me and I will be glad to help out.