Skiing

Hotel la Fonda de Taos is perfectly located on the Plaza in the historic center of Taos. You can walk to all the major sites and traffic (as opposed to the highway strip where most of the other hotels are located). Our room was a decent size and very comfortably furnished with a fully equipped bathroom and excellent shower. The hotel is quiet, with very nice common areas and a friendly staff. Parking is available and right behind the hotel. We would definitely recommend it.

MEREDITH

Taos, New Mexico Activities

While Taos is often thought of as a summer getaway, winters here bring plenty of snow: enough to make three different ski resorts within a 45-minute drive of our Taos hotel! Taos Ski Valley, the closest, is just a half hour’s drive from town. A full-size mountain with 13 lifts, Taos Ski Valley offers access to over a thousand acres of terrain, including a hike up Kachina Peak of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Don’t worry about too-difficult slopes, either: the Valley is notable for providing Taos snowboarding and skiing trails with an equal amount of beginner, intermediate and expert runs. If you’re new to the sport altogether, or would like a refresher course before heading out on your own, their ski school has the distinction of being rated one of the best in America.

You can also find the Red River and Sipapu resorts at a slightly farther distance than Taos Ski Valley. All three resorts can make skiing in Taos a memorable part of your next stay in our Taos, New Mexico lodging.

This handsomely updated and elegant historic property (there’s been a hotel on this location since 1820) is ideal if you wish to be in the heart of the action—it’s directly on the plaza. The warm decor, easy proximity to nightlife and dining, and no-children-under-eight policy make this a great choice for a romantic getaway. The rooms are rustic yet elegant and are furnished in neutral colors with luxury linens and hand-tiled bathrooms. A luxury penthouse on the top floor can be joined with other suites into a super-posh four-bedroom retreat. La Fonda also houses Mosaic restaurant, which serves internationally inspired creative fare.

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(575) 758-2211

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