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A Ski Weekend in Taos

  1. Taos Ski Valley
  2. Sleigh Ride to the Bavarian
  3. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
  4. Monte Sagrado Resort
  5. Orlando’s Mexican Restaurant

Taos Ski Valley

We had a lot of fun on the snow with our kids at Taos Ski Valley. We spent more hours in one day skiing than ever before. My kids advanced considerably at skiing and snowboarding.

I took my GoPro and tried it out on a few different runs you can view below.

First my son and I went down a section of Rubezahl toward the village:


We followed that with lots of runs on Pioneer:


I also made a couple runs on Whitefeather. I recorded the entire length but condensed it for viewing here:


Sleigh Ride to the Bavarian

We took a night time sleigh ride pulled by a snow cat to the German Bavarian restaurant at Taos Ski Valley. It was a bit expensive but very good and a lot of fun. It was a four course meal and I had schnitzel, strudel, cabbage, soup, and of course a liter of hefeweizen.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Since the weather was turning for the worse and we didn’t want to risk getting stuck in heavy snow on the way home we made only a single stop on Sunday. We went to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge which was very impressive, especially in the snow. We’ll be back in warmer weather to see more of Taos’ museums, art galleries, and historic sites.

Monte Sagrado Resort

We stayed at the Monte Sagrado Resort which looks very nice but there were actually a lot of small issues that added up to it not being a place we would stay at again. We had to switch rooms after arriving because the first room wasn’t fully cleaned and there were dogs barking across the hall.

The new room was clean and quiet but the incredibly slow water flow made the bath tub unusable unless you plan to literally wait hours. The internet WIFI also never worked more than sporadically.

Orlando’s Mexican Restaurant

When we arrived we decided to give this popular restaurant a try. The wait was long in a heated patio area, but once we were seated the New Mexican green chili enchiladas and margaritas made up for it. I definitely recommend it.