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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 4 Baths 111108 MLS
Longing for that perfect vacation home? Welcome to The Lift Haus in iconic Taos Ski Valley! This charming single family dwelling on Coyote Lane hugs the wooded mountainside. It boasts a “Bird’s-Eye-View” of Wheeler Peak (the tallest mountain in all of New Mexico). Kachina Peak and the famous Al’s Run just above and within walking distance to the quaint village of Taos Ski Valley. This 3 BR, 3.5 bath chalet is 1,654 sq. feet, sits on a .55 acre lot and has all the amenities! Restricted building covenants assure your surroundings remain pristine and private for as long as you own this home! The first floor features a one car heated garage and one of the most appealing mud rooms ever with enough room to store all your gear! Plenty of room for bikes, skis and skates. Sit yourself down on the large custom built bench to take off your boots in front of the cozy gas fireplace and sunlit windows with a view! Now step into your very own State-of-the-Art Elevator, Yes, Elevator, and proceed to the 2nd floor. There are 2 bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite baths, flat screen TV's, wall-wo-wall windows and access to deck and outside stairs. The third bedroom is the perfect getaway for all the kids after a day on the slopes?! Double bunk beds, another full bath, large sunny windows, small deck and a designated space for tv and games. A super fun kids room. This home comfortable sleeps 8! Step back into the elevator and ascend to the perfect space for everything you long for in a Mountain Vacation Home. The 3rd floor is an open space with floor to ceiling windows, another cozy gas fireplace, kitchen with all the amenities, including beautiful granite counters, heated tile floors, open dining- living area and a bright half bathroom with laundry. Watch the deer come down through the woods as you enjoy your first cup of morning coffee on the sweet back deck. Stunning sunsets and endless vistas of the Ski Valley are your Apres Ski options from the large front deck complete with ample, comfortable seating, a propane grill and the bonus of a large inviting gas fire pit. This turn-key home has it all and more. *State of the art elevator *On-demand backup generator *One car garage *Large mud room on ground floor *Two beautiful gas-converted fireplaces offering ambience, efficiency, safety and warmth *custom, energy efficient blinds in every room *3 decks *large windows with loads of sunlight with some of the most stunning views in all of TSV from every room! Whether you are seeking the perfect family getaway, an investment vacation rental or your full-time home - the timing is perfect with Taos Ski Valley's Thanksgiving Day opening! Skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, relaxing in a corner with a good book. The Lift Haus is the best gift ever for making your own beautiful memories!

15 Coyote Lane, Taos Ski Valley

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

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