Updated Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.
Taos Ski Valley announced that chairs will start spinning Nov. 26 for the 2020-21 winter season.
The 2020-21 unlimited season pass is $1600, which is $350 more than last year's most comparable season pass, Kachina. This year there are two additional weekday season pass options — the $450 Midweek pass for Monday through Thursday and the $695 Weekday Plus pass for Monday through Friday.
According to the TSV website, passes went on sale Thursday (Oct. 9) and only a limited number are available at the Early Fall Pass Sale, running through Oct. 25 – which may close earlier if demand is very high. Passholders ski any day their pass allow.
Tickets will go on sale Oct. 15 for four weeks of early season and Oct. 22 for the prime season. They must be purchased online before arriving to ski or ride. Only private lessons will be offered this season, booked in advance by calling (888) 262-8398.
Things on the mountain will look different this year and next, as the resort works to adhere to state mandates regarding COVID-Safe Practices. The resort said this week its teams are working hard to assure that everyone, both visitors and employees, are safe this season.
Masks and physical distancing are required of all visitors and staff, including children over 3 years old. The resort will be “cashless” – meaning all payments will be done via smartphone, credit, debit or prepaid card only.
Peak capacity of skiers and riders will be limited to 50 percent to allow physical distancing on terrain, lifts, retail, on-mountain restaurants and lodging.
“We worked with our peers in the industry and with the state of New Mexico’s tourism and health regulators to develop best practices for how to operate this season,” Taos Ski Valley CEO David Norden wrote on the website about the B Corporation’s activities leading up to this season's operations.”Our experience over the summer show us that our guests are as eager as we are to get outside, and we’ve been gratified by the embrace of our COVID-Safe Practices.”
For complete details, see skitaos.com/tickets-passes/season-passes.