Skiing the Southwest

Slope and Sun Glare

Kachina Peak

The southwest has a reputation for hot dry climates. Many of my friends from out east think I live in a hot desert and are surprised to hear that I live at more than 7,000 ft. in the high desert mesa and regularly take advantage of our world class skiing. Just south of Colorado, the Rockies make their way into Northern New Mexico. Taos Ski Valley, tucked into the Carson National Forest in the Sangre De Cristos Mountain Range, boasts some of the steepest terrain per square acre of any ski mountain just about anywhere.


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