With a plethora of off-mountain activities, affordable dining and lodging options and of course Taos amazing skiing—305 inches of snow annually and 300-plus days of sunshine annually—a Taos family ski vacation should rank high when planning your next mountain escape. This New Mexico resort offers miles of pristine groomers and challenging steeps for expert families, including 12,841-foot Kachina Peak. Taos is home to some of the coolest art museums you’ll ever see, and also has an interesting mix of rich Spanish mission influence and Native American heritage, making it an incredible place for families to go sight-seeing at.
Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top pick for family lodging. To learn more about this property, call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.
The full-service Sagebrush Inn features spacious public areas with giant fireplaces, hand-carved furniture, hand-woven Navajo rugs, Taos drums and many famous works of art. Families will love the complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfasts and hors d'ouevres served nightly from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plus, Sagebrush’s Los Vaqueros steakhouse, which features a salad bar, mouthwatering steaks and local favorites, takes the dining guesswork out of a Taos family ski vacation. Kids and parents alike will love soaking in one of our two indoor hot tubs or floating in the outdoor pool.
With its laidback atmosphere, authentic good-to-the-last-bite food and affordable prices (you can dine for under $10) families are sure to love Orlando’s New Mexican Café on Don Juan Valdez Lane. For breakfast, brunch or lunch head to Gutiz on Paseo del Pueblo Norte, which features French and Latin, like crepes, Andouille sausage and goat cheese quesadilla are among the many favorites sure to please the whole family.
Five Star Burgers on Paseo Del Pueblo Sur is another popular family joint, serving up American classics and Southwest-inspired items like the Adobe Burger. Parents will also appreciate the extensive beer and wine list. And for dessert a trip to Taos Cow Ice Cream is in order. Located in Arroyo Seco (the village on the way to Taos Ski Valley), Taos Cow serves up some the freshest ice cream you’ve ever had, plus it’s organic and rBGH-free.
To learn more about Taos family ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.