When the weather outside is frightful….it’s time to head to the Taos Ski Valley! There is nothing like fresh powder in the trees and Taos has plenty of runs to keep you covered. Here are some of our favorites:
Rhoda’s – not for the timid at heart Rhoda’s is a bump filled festival which runs parallel to the “infamous Al’s”. You will find Rhoda’s a short way down Porcupine on the right. The run is named after the industrious co-founder of the Taos Ski Valley, Rhoda Blake. Rhoda was (and still is) known for hard work with a smile and this run lives up to its namesake. The bumps can be rather larger and carved out after a few blue sky days but on a powder day this one is pure bliss.
Walkeries – located at the top of chair 7A this meandering run through the forest is simply spectacular. On a powder day you can easily make several sets of first tracks surrounded by snow covered trees and the call of the wild.
Tresckow - is a well known (and loved) tree run past the Highline Ridge. To get there you need to “hike the ridge” from the top of Chair 2 towards Kachina Peak. After traversing the ridgeline, keep left and follow the trail until the end. The trail is named after Major General Herman Henning von Tresckow, the man who attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1943. Like any good general this trail requires discipline. With tight turns and deep powder through the trees it a time honored favorite of locals and guests alike.
When a fire sounds delightful head over to the Blonde Bear Tavern for après ski.
Stay tuned for more of our favorite runs in the Taos Ski Valley.