Taos Ski Valley: A Kid's Perspective



I’ve been waiting on this trip with my mom for a long time and was so excited when I found out it was a skiing trip to Taos, NM. While skiing was a big part of the trip for me, I soon realized how many activities there are to do: things for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy. A lot of the reason this trip was so memorable was because of our stay at the Blake. Everyone there was so friendly and welcoming. These are just a few of the reasons Taos, NM, is the place to plan your next family vacation.

From our flight in, I could tell this trip would be memorable. As we began our landing into New Mexico, I could see the beautiful mountains quite clearly. Then on our drive to the Blake, the view just got better. When we arrived at the hotel, my mom and I were greeted very warmly and given our room keys quite quickly. The room was very nice and had a great view of the mountains. After a long day of traveling, we were quite hungry and went to get dinner at a restaurant called Rhoda’s. Our meal was incredible and very close to the Blake—within walking distance. Then we rested, unpacked and anticipated the fun we planned for the next day.

The next day, we woke up and had a nice breakfast at 192 inside the Blake. After eating, my mom took me to the Children’s Center where I met my ski teacher, Noel, who was extremely nice and very open and easy to talk to. She was a very good teacher, and in about an hour I was moving on to the bigger slopes. After a fun skiing day, I went back to our hotel room to rest. My mom and I then watched Indian dancers. That was such a cool experience; I had never seen anything like it. I then had a nice dinner while my mom went on a tour of the building and then went to bed.

We woke up the next day just as excited as we were the first. I skied again while my mom went on a tour of Taos. Noel and I then went back up to the top of the mountain, because the skies were more clear that day, and really saw the view. It was absolutely breathtaking. After we skied for a little longer, my mom picked me up early and we enjoyed lunch at the Bavarian. We then went snowshoeing with the mayor of Taos. The hike was a bit difficult, but the view that we got at the end made it all worth it. After a very long and fun day, we went to dinner and then to the heated pool. A relaxing swim ended our day.

The next morning we had a nice breakfast and walked around Taos for a little bit. We then packed our bags and headed home. This was the perfect end to a wonderful trip. It was full of great memories and was so much fun! I really hope we can make it out next year to make some new memories!

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