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Taos Ski Valley Activities

Taos Ski Valley is not Aspen, so don’t go there expecting non-stop glitz and entertainment.

But it is one of the most romantic spots in the West and just soaking up the sunshine (over 300 days of it) on one of the restaurant decks can pass as a consummate “activity.” If you are feeling energetic then you can try the tubing hill, ice skating, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. There are several ski and boot rental, repair and retail stores. For convenience and price, renting in the Valley as opposed to the Town of Taos is best. Both Taos and Taos Ski Valley have shops selling everything from T-shirts to Southwestern jewelry. The big event here each year is the Taos Winter Wine Festival, featuring tastings, wine dinners and seminars from January 23rd to February 2.

In Taos Town a visit to the artists of Taos Pueblo is a must. They produce beautiful handcrafted wares using techniques passed down through generations. Tanned buckskin moccasins and drums are characterized by simplicity and enduring quality. Sculpture, painting and jewelry are contemporary expressions of traditional art forms. Check out the micaceous clay pottery, which has been the utilitarian cookware through the ages. Today, Taos Pueblo potters are challenged to produce high quality pottery by putting a high polish on vessels. When you visit Taos Pueblo, you will have an opportunity to learn about the history and culture, as well as to purchase fine arts and crafts.

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