Taos Ski Valley con­tin­ues $300M in­vest­ment with high-speed quad chair lift, re­designed restau­rants

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Build­ing on the last three sea­sons’ in­vest­ments, Taos Ski Valley con­tin­ues to in­vest in its in­fras­truc­ture and ameni­ties to give visi­tors the best pos­si­ble ex­pe­ri­ence.

The 2018-19 win­ter sea­son will mark the first time the re­sort has had a high-speed quad chair­lift, which will trans­port skiers and rid­ers from the base up the mountain in about five min­utes. Ad­di­tion­ally, Taos has ren­o­vated two pop­u­lar din­ing ar­eas, The Bavar­ian and The Phoenix Grill. These im­prove­ments round out many up­grades TSV re­cently com­pleted, in­clud­ing the new Chil­dren’s Cen­ter and the new “gon­do­lita” con­nect­ing the base area with the begin­ners area.

Other im­prove­ments visi­tors will no­tice this sea­son in­clude ren­o­vated re­strooms, new sea­sonal lock­ers and kitchens in the main re­sort cen­ter, and an­other sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment in high-ca­pac­ity snow­mak­ing equip­ment in­clud­ing new pumps, 30 new tower guns, and 50 new hy­drants, which help pro­vide bet­ter pro­duc­tiv­ity and al­low for more ter­rain to open early.

Look­ing ahead, Taos will con­tinue its on­go­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions with the U.S. For­est Ser­vice and The Na­ture Con­ser­vancy to de­velop more sus­tain­able for­est and river ecosys­tems, which in­volves fur­ther glad­ing of the Wild West for­est area.

As the world’s first B Corp ski re­sort, Taos Ski Valley’s is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that ev­ery in­vest­ment, up­grade and op­er­a­tional de­ci­sion is un­der­pinned by a com­mit­ment to en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity, so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, and eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion to the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in Taos and North­ern New Mex­ico. Spe­cific ini­tia­tives have been taken to con­tinue to im­prove the re­sort’s busi­ness oper­a­tions, such as a new food di­gester to re­duce food waste, re­designed re­cy­cling pro­grams and phil­an­thropic pro­grams that al­low staff to work for lo­cal non­prof­its while still on the clock.

B Corps are for-profit com­pa­nies cer­ti­fied by the non­profit B Lab to meet stan­dards of so­cial and en­vi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance, ac­count­abil­ity, and trans­parency, ac­cord­ing to the B Lab’s web­site

“Ev­ery­thing we do is about im­prov­ing the guest ex­pe­ri­ence while pre­serv­ing the un­der­ly­ing spirit, soul, and his­tory of the mountain,” said Taos Ski Valley CEO David

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Nor­den. “Amid the rapidly con­sol­i­dat­ing ski in­dus­try, Taos Ski Valley re­mains proudly in­de­pen­dent, but we rec­og­nize the need to give visi­tors a world-class ex­pe­ri­ence, one that does more than of­fer great ski­ing, but which al­lows skiers and rid­ers of all lev­els to en­joy all North­ern New Mex­ico has to of­fer: great food, cul­ture, art, his­tory and spirit. We are do­ing all that with an un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to be­ing the in­dus­try’s most vi­sion­ary and proac­tive de­fender of the en­vi­ron­ment, our lo­cal cul­ture and our neigh­bors.”

The 2018-2019 sea­son is ex­pected to open Nov. 22. Taos Ski Valley is un­der­go­ing a $300 mil­lion re­nais­sance, mak­ing it one of North Amer­ica’s premier va­ca­tion and ad­ven­ture des­ti­na­tions. With over 300 inches of av­er­age an­nual snow­fall, 300 days of sun­shine and more than 1,200 acres to ski, Taos Ski Valley is the in­dus­try’s only B-Corp cer­ti­fied ski re­sort, which means it op­er­ates with the high­est stan­dards of en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity, and so­cial and eco­nomic jus­tice. An in­de­pen­dently owned and op­er­ated re­sort, Taos de­liv­ers a world-class ex­pe­ri­ence both on-mountain and off for skiers and rid­ers of all abil­i­ties. Taos Ski Valley is proud to par­tic­i­pate in the Mountain Col­lec­tive, a col­lab­o­ra­tion of iconic, in­de­pen­dent ski des­ti­na­tions. To learn more about Taos Ski Valley, visit ski­taos.com.

Photo by Allen Kennedy

Nes­tled among the pris­tine peaks of North­ern New Mex­ico, Taos Ski Valley is un­der­go­ing a $300 mil­lion re­nais­sance, mak­ing it one of North Amer­ica’s premier va­ca­tion and ad­ven­ture des­ti­na­tions. Part of the rein­vest­ment in­cluded the con­struc­tion of The Blake, a lux­ury ho­tel com­pleted in 2017.

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