Ski with a Ranger: At Pioneer Lift, Taos Ski Valley, on Wednesdays (Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 and beyond) at 1 p.m.
The ice rink at the Taos Youth and Family Center is open seven days a week for public recreational skating. Cost to get on the ice is $3 for adults and $2 for children and includes skate rental. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed on holidays.
Closing time may vary occasionally depending on the schedule for tournaments and events. Other programs available at the ice rink include figure skating lessons, hockey lessons and group rates (if booked in advance). Helmets and safety equipment are available at the skate rental counter. For reservations or for more information, call (575) 741-0830.
The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is continuing the closure of the La Junta Trail at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. The closure is required to address maintenance needs. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.
La Junta Point Overlook and Campground will remain open during this time. Visitors can access the River Trail and the lower parts of the canyon from the Little Arsenic Springs Trail or Big Arsenic Springs Trail. The BLM asks the public to respect the closure of the trails.
As always, the BLM Taos field office reminds all visitors to take precautions when visiting public lands. Visitors are reminded to dress appropriately, consider local weather conditions and altitude, and remember your outdoor essentials: water, snacks, appropriate footwear, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. For more information, please contact the BLM Taos field office at (575)758-8851.
TAOS SKI VALLEY OFFERS SPEAKER SERIES
Taos Ski Valley's Speaker Series Program aims to deepen and enhance guests' understanding of Taos Ski Valley and the larger community. TSV has invited over 40 organizations and individuals who make Taos "Taos." From astronauts to quartets and anglers, each week we learn a little more about what makes Taos unique, and how to keep it that way.
The next talk is Feb. 8 from 4-6:30 p.m.: "The Evolution of Altitude Sickness Treatment" with Dr. Quigley Peterson. Come join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about Mogul Medical’s 30-year perspective on treating and learning to treat altitude illness at Taos Ski Valley.
Dr. Quigley Peterson’s medical journey has ranged widely, and he will discuss how the medicine has changed over time with research, technology and expert collaboration. He will also review the basic physiology of adapting to altitude and what happens to perfectly normal healthy individuals who do not acclimate. We will learn procedures to screen patients with five simple questions, some concepts for prevention and general treatment approach.
There will be refreshments and a cash bar. At Martini Tree, 6 Ernie Blake Road, Taos Ski Valley.
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