Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

The Village of Taos Ski Valley in Taos County


Taos Ski Valley is a very small mountain community with a population of 69 in 2016. It sits at an elevation of 9800 feet above sea level, with a land area of 2.36 square miles and a low population density of 24 people per square mile. The nearest large city with a population of 50,000+ is Santa Fe, NM, located 93 miles SW. The next closest large city is Albuquerque, NM 139.1 miles SW with a population of 559,277 in 2016.

Nearest cities: Red River, NM (8.0 miles NE), Arroyo Hondo, NM (10.6 miles W), Questa, NM (12.6 miles SW), Taos Pueblo, NM (12.7 miles NW), Eagle Nest, NM (13.0 miles SE), Taos, NM (16.7 miles SW), Angel Fire, NM (18.7 miles SE), Ranchos de Taos, NM (19.6 miles SW).

Taos Ski Valley is an alpine Ski Resort founded by Rhonda and Ernie Blake. In 2008 TSV opened its slopes to snowboarding for the first time. TSV is a world renowned ski village and is the highest rated ski school in the US.

After almost 59 years, the Blake family is leaving Taos Ski Valley.

Founded in 1955 by skiing pioneer Ernie Blake and run by his children and grandchildren ever since.

The family announced it is selling the steep and soulful New Mexico ski area to billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon.