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Taos Ski Valley is a village and alpine ski resort in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 69 at the 2010 census. Until March 19, 2008, it was one of four ski resorts in America to prohibit snowboarding. The Kachina lift, constructed in 2014, serves the highest elevation of any triple chair in the North American Continent, to a peak elevation of 12,481 feet (3,804 m).

The village was originally settled by a group of miners in the 1800s, but in 1955 Ernie and Rhoda Blake founded the area as a ski mountain. The village was incorporated in 1996.

In 2013, Taos Ski Valley, Inc., was sold by the founding family to billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon.] It has a one to one ratio of expert to beginner/intermediate terrain, and has the highest rated ski school in North

Geography of Taos Ski Valley

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all land. Taos Ski Valley is the highest municipality in the US, situated at an elevation of 9,207 feet (2,806 m); however, the village limits reach 12,581 feet (3,835 m) and the highest residential dwelling is at 10,350 feet (3,150 m). Kachina Village, at over 10,350 feet, houses Bavarian Restaurant and two condo complexes and accommodates six permanent residents and visitors in 30 condo units; 70–80 home sites are planned for development. Wheeler Peak, the tallest mountain in New Mexico at 13,161 feet (4,011 m), overlooks the village.

Taos Ski Valley History

In the 1800s the area was a mining town, later abandoned. Present day Taos Ski Valley was founded in 1955 by Ernie and Rhoda Blake. They lived in an eleven-foot camper in the absence of any buildings in the area except almost-completed Hondo Lodge (now the Inn at Snakedance). Even after moving into the lodge, they lived without power until 1963. Ernie and Rhoda had been living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ernie was managing the Santa Fe Ski Basin.

The first ski lift, a J-Bar, was installed in 1956. Until 1957, the ski resort featured only one ski slope, Snakedance. In 1957, the resort installed a second lift—a Poma (platter) lift.  Blake was for a time involved in the day-to-day management of the resort, answering the phone and telling prospective visitors whether the skiing was expected to be good in advance of weekend trips.

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3 Beds 109958 MLS
Whether you're on the hunt for your next savvy investment opportunity or looking for a property where you can grow your business, take advantage of this incredible offer in Taos Ski Valley! Spanning 3 stories, Al's Run – named after the iconic run at the top of Lift 1 - is a thriving commercial building generating $5,000 in monthly revenue. While it needs a few updates, it currently houses 3 tenants and can be optimized to accommodate additional units. Its flexible layout allows easy customization and can cater to businesses of all kinds, from condo rentals to retail and/or food & beverage outlets. Additionally, it comes with dedicated parking for multiple vehicles. Enjoying a 40+ ft. zoning/building cap from the horizon of Twining Road, the .34 acre property is a perfect candidate for multiple-story redevelopment. Enviably set in the bustling Taos Ski Valley with quick access to the lift, potential clientele will be enticed by high visibility and robust foot traffic. Tourists come to Taos Ski Valley in the summer for an array of outdoor activities at and nearby TSV for mountain biking, rafting, hot air balloon riding, horseback riding, and golfing. In the winter, the famous slopes teem with visitors enjoying a day on the mountain. Top-rated restaurants are also nearby, along with plenty of shopping options, making it a convenient and desirable location for businesses and customers alike. Why just read about this excellent opportunity when you can make it your own? Come for a tour and see all this prime commercial space has to offer before it's gone for good!

3 Ernie Blake Road, Taos Ski Valley

2 Beds 2 Baths 109847 MLS
Dare to Dream! The Cascade Cabin. One of Taos Ski Valley’s most desirable riverfront properties has been sleeping for decades.   Tucked into a deep bend in the river, this humble log cabin sits on .58 acres of the Lake Fork section of the Rio Hondo. This is one of the largest privately owned riverfront parcels in Taos Ski Valley and one o fthe most spectacular! The original cabin built in the 1950’s has an open floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a fireplace. The large sunny master bedroom occupies the entire 2 nd floor with beautiful views.  The river is the only sound you’ll hear in this cozy 1,859 square foot cabin. The “wow” factor is stepping through this simple cabin to see what waits on the other side… a beautifully lit staircase tunnel leading to a soaring, great room. This room with floor to ceiling glass and steel, added in 1980 by Buell Pattison, literally sits on the bank of the river. This room features radiant heat flagstone floors, wood burning fireplace and built in bancos with a loft above. Although The Cascade House has a Twining address, it is one of the easiest private entrances to access. The home has on demand hot water heater, and fiber optics natural gas are near by. Water and sewer are village. This pristine, very private parcel also includes both sides of the river connected by a footbridge. Start your New Year with this dream vacation home in iconic Taos Ski Valley, famous for world-class winter sports, hiking, biking and fishing. This is the property for creating dreams with your family and friends for decades to come. Mystical, magical, historic Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. Dare to Dream!

51 Twining Road, Taos Ski Valley

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