The southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains, the Sangre de Cristos stretches from New Mexico to Colorado with ten peaks soaring more than 14,000 feet high. Representing thousands of years of culture and known for their wilder elements, these mountains also reflect the town that lies in their heart — Taos.
Experience this unique combination during your three-day, two-night ski weekend at the The Blake, complete with ski-in, ski-out accommodations at the base of the mountain in Taos Ski Valley. With every detail taken care of, including warm boots upon arrival and the latest skis and snowboards available at the hotel’s ski valet, you’ll waste no time getting to the 1,294 acres of skiable terrain across 110 trails and 15 lifts.
With a base elevation of 9,207 feet, Taos Ski Valley is a powder lover’s paradise, with notoriously manageable lift lines and a variety of terrain for all levels of skiers. For those looking to make first tracks, head straight up to the top of Kachina Peak at 12,481 feet for expert chutes, bumps, cornices and tree glades. For beginner and intermediate skiers, half of Taos’ acreage is rated blue and green, with miles of well-manicured slopes and gradual groomers.
And while most of your time will be spent on the slopes, a trip to Taos wouldn’t be complete without out an homage to the town itself. Get inspired by local artists on a guided gallery tour before dinner on night two, and enjoy a night of storytelling on day one from a local pueblo man to learn about pueblo culture. In between all the action, there’s no better way to recover from a few days of skiing than at The Blake’s Spa & Wellness Center, where you can enjoy a massage or body treatments for hydration and detoxification.
After a final afternoon with some last turns down your favorite runs, wave goodbye to the Sangre de Cristos from your private plane as it flies over them headed for home.