Winter in Taos Ski Valley: A Snow Sports Vacation Wonderland!

Taos Ski Valley has been a much-acclaimed, world-class ski resort in New Mexico’s Rocky Mountains for many years, and is now open to snowboarders as well. Snow sport enthusiasts can enjoy downhill and cross country skiing or snow shoeing in the Taos Ski Valley, with expert instruction available at the Taos Ski Valley Ski School. After a long day on the slopes, skiers return to the comfort and cozy fire in their Kandahar vacation condo. After a refreshing and relaxing evening, they hit the slopes early from the convenience of their ski in-ski out Kandahar vacation condominium. From the famous black diamond ski runs to showing off your snowboarding skills, Taos Ski Valley is a virtual winter playground for the snow sports enthusiast. And whether you come for the extreme skiing which was invented here, or to take the kids for a few lessons on the bunny slope, Taos Ski Valley offers exciting ski terrain for every skill level.

But just in case skiing and snowboarding are a bit daunting for you, you can try your skill at a number of other winter sports. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing the many trails of the Carson National Forest will warm the blood, or take a leisurely tube ride down one of our tamer hillsides. Up for a more exciting ride? Take a snow-mobile tour. Northern New Mexico’s Rocky Mountains boast some of the best winter forestland in the country.

If outdoor winter sports are just too extreme, check out the Taos Ski Valley shops and restaurants. Taos Ski Valley restaurants are known world-wide for their unique cuisine and delightful variety of wines. Have a green chile burrito at Tim’s, a great steak at the Snakedance, or a latte and a sausage sandwich at The Bavarian Taos. Most of these great eateries are just a short walk from the Kandahar Condominiums.

If you prefer to cook yourself a delicious meal and eat in front of your private wood-burning fireplace, grab your supplies and prepare a feast. All Kandahar vacation condos have fully-equipped kitchens. And there’s nothing like a home-cooked meal in a cozy condo of your own overlooking the lights of the village on a starry winter night.

Taos Ski Valley is famous not only for its great dining, but for unique local gifts to bring back home to those unfortunate enough not to have made the trip with you. While the rest of the family is on the slopes, busy yourself at one of Taos Ski Valley’s local boutiques, or take the short ride into Taos for gallery-hopping, a visit to one of Taos’ many museums, or visit the historic Taos Pueblo for a wide range of pottery, jewelry, and other Native American art and crafts.

And if some days shopping, skiing and other outside winter sports just don’t appeal to you; if you’d rather curl up with a good book and feel snuggly and warm in front of the fire, simply stay in and enjoy the comfort and privacy of your Kandahar vacation condo. You can play your favorite game, or watch your favorite movie on satellite tv, order an in-room massage from one of Taos’ best massage therapists, or visit the Kandahar hot tub for a relaxing soak.

A Great Vacation for the Whole Family

Bringing the kids? Taos Ski Valley’s Children’s Center offers the best in daycare facilities for infants and young ones, and provides professional instruction for older kids just learning to ski. The Kandahar overlooks the Children’s Center, and from many of our units you can watch the little ones as they learn to ski on the children’s hill. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your child of any age is properly and professionally cared for.

Remember, Kandahar is better than your home away from home! The Kandahar is your own private hideaway in the glorious Southern Rocky Mountains, where you can stay fit, relax, shop, and get away from the stress of the outside world. Your Kandahar world awaits . . .