The 2014 opening day in the Taos Ski Valley is quickly approaching! November 27th , Thanksgiving Day, will mark the beginning of the 2014/2015 Taos ski season. Because of the change of ownership and the impressive amount of changes and renovations that have been taking place, the opening day at Taos Ski Valley is sure to be a day worth remembering. Avid skiers, local Taos residents, and vacationers from all over will join together at the end of November to celebrate the start of another winter and another exciting skiing season.
Taos Ski Valley is home to incredible slopes, a myriad of winter sports and outdoor activities, high-class resorts and lodging, various family-friendly activities, a bustling nightlife, incredible dining opportunities, historical and cultural exhibits and museums, luxurious spas and fitness centers, and endless shopping.
Enjoy our Out-to-Launch Terrain Park and practice grabbing some air on various jumps, rollers, boxes, and rails. If you’re not one for skiing or snowboarding, check out our other winter activities, including snowshoeing, tubing, and snowmobiling. As of this year, you can also take a lift up to the beautiful Kachina Peak, the 12,481-foot view that is sure to take your breath away.
After a full day of skiing, snowboarding, and adventuring throughout Taos Ski Valley, check out one of the local restaurants for après ski. The traditional way of winding down after a long day on the slopes includes food, drinks, and friends while relaxing in a beautiful atmosphere. Thankfully, there are several incredible options to choose from when planning your après ski in the Taos Ski Valley.
In the Taos Ski Valley village, you’ll find the Strawberry Hill slopes, which are home to the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa. The Edelweiss boasts a ski-in/ski-out venue, complete with vacation condominiums and hotel rooms, boot lockers, complimentary ski valet service, underground parking, a gym, a sauna, an outdoor hot tub, game rooms, and some of the best dining in all of New Mexico. After a day full of fun activities in Taos Ski Valley, stop in for après ski at the Blonde Bear Tavern, located in the heart of the Edelweiss Lodge & Spa. You can kick back at the end of the day with après ski, and you can ski in and ski out throughout the day, enjoying a spread of European alpine cuisine, fine wines, and delicious cocktails. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, the Blonde Bear Tavern proudly serves the best hot chocolate, which you can enjoy while relaxing by the fire or having fun in the nearby game room. For a heartier option at the Blonde Bear, try the down home chicken pot pie, expertly crafted and served in the warm and sophisticated environment in the heart of Taos Ski Valley. The Blonde Bear Tavern also boasts by far the best burgers around, which are sure to satisfy after a long day out on the slopes.
Regardless of when you’re visiting the Taos Ski Valley—on opening day or not—be sure to check out New Mexico’s favorite place to enjoy après ski, the Blonde Bear Tavern.