Construction continues in and around the Taos Ski Valley this fall. New power, gas and fiber lines have been run along RTE 150. The increased infrastructure will be needed for both planned expansion and the overall population growth as the valley gets a “Telluride Style” makeover.
The ski valley road has been widened in places. Road Construction should be done before the beginning 2015/2016 ski season.
In the village, crews are working seven days a week to get the new garage and initial plaza floors ready for opening day (SAVE THE DATE: November 26th, 2015). It is amazing to watch the changes take place from day to day and to feel the sense of excitement about the coming El Nino season.
Forecasters are predicting a record El Nino year with the Southwest getting unusually high rates of precipitation. While the snow is a little slow getting started, the nights are cooling and the winds are beginning to pick up. Locals are tuning their skis and lodgers are preparing for a spectacular ski season.
With daily adult all day ticket rates set at $86, skiing in Taos is still affordable for any family seeking a ski vacation. Of course, if you plan an extended visit or repeated “trips up the hill” a pass is the way to go. Season Passes are still on sale until the end of October. The ever popular Millennium Passes are only $660 until the end of the month. Children’s passes are only $350, all season. The valley is also offering Seniors (65-79, over 80 is FREE) and Military personnel passes for $350 and, as always, children under six ski free with a paying adult. The season pass offices, now below Tenderfoot Katie’s, are open for those who like to collect their pass early.
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