• Discover Taos - Winter Visitor Guide 2019

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Courtesy Angel Fire Resort.There are miles of trails for cross-country skiing in Angel Fire.

Gliding and step kicking: Find your Nordic or snowshoeing adventure

It’s deeper on many levels here in Northern New Mexico and it’s time to get outdoors. Downhill skiing is great fun, but if you want to experience the Southern Rockies at a slightly slower pace, consider snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Both are great ways to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty and solitude of the forests that surround Taos.
Jonclay Patterson.Although just 22 years old, Emma Patterson has skied some of the world’s most challenging mountains. But her favorite is in Taos’ backyard — Kachina Peak at Taos Ski Valley: “Having to hike to the top and having so many options at such a world-class venue is a perfect emulation of the Freeride World Tour. “

Having a blast: Taoseña Emma Patterson steps onto the world stage of competitive skiing

Don’t let that cute face and big smile fool you — Emma Patterson is a badass. The 22-year-old Taos native is entering her rookie season on the 2020 Freeride World Tour after qualifying last year. The FWT is the worldwide circuit of freeride snowboarding and skiing featuring the best riders in the world competing on the most legendary and challenging alpine faces at renowned ski resorts around the world.
Courtesy Taos Ski Valley/Kurt Schmidt.Taos Ski Valley avalanche dogs take a ‘stick break.’

The avalanche dogs of Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley patrol dogs are cute, friendly and highly trained. It is the last point - their well-honed and expert skill set - that makes the team of canines so widely respected.
Jean Mayer.
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Taos Ski Valley’s patron saint of skiers

Don't ask Jean Mayer how old he is. Americans have a funny stigma about age, he said. Over here, age puts you in a box. He's not fond of boxes.

Discover Taos - Summer Visitor Guide 2019

Courtesy Twirl.Parents and children have a good time in the outdoor play space at Twirl in Taos.

Kiddo-Friendly Fun Spots

A few favorite Taos spots to take your children this summer!
Rick Romancito.David Garver in performance May 31 at Taos Plaza Live.

Summer Concert Bounty

Outside music travels like a beautiful ribbon throughout Taos air every summer. For the first time, Taos welcomes mega star Sting who will play at Kit Carson Park on Sept. 2. Whether your jam is rock, Americana, opera or something else, you'll hear it here.

10 Essential Taos Patio Dining Experiences

Two grand pleasures - great food and splendid views - are as celebrated and abundant here as the Northern New Mexico sunshine. And in Taos, there is no shortage of either.
Alfred Stieglitz. Gelatin silver print, 3 1/16 x 4 5/8 inches. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Gift of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. [2003.1.15]  Georgia O'Keeffe's longtime partner, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, snapped this image of her  after returning to New York City from a trip to New Mexico in 1929.

O'Keeffe in Taos

It was the summer of 1929 when Georgia O’Keeffe and good friend and fellow artist Rebecca “Beck” Strand (later Salsbury James) packed their bags for the Land of Enchantment. It was a long, but seemingly necessary journey from The Big Apple to the Big Sky.
The finished dish, just waiting to warm hungry winter bodies.
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Green chile stew: A Taos Inn treasure

The Historic Taos Inn, originally made up of several adobe homes surrounding a small plaza, dates from the 1800s. Dr. Thomas Paul Martin came to Taos in the 1890s as the first and only physician. He …

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