Taos Ski Valley is located two and one half hours from Albuquerque airport and 20 miles from the Taos Airport. Just 18 miles outside historic Taos, N.M., a village composed of traditional adobe buildings provides the only break in hundreds of square miles of arid mesa land. Taos is one of the world's most unique and picturesque ski resorts. It is a place where one can escape into the ancient cultures of the Southwest or explore the side of a vast mountain that has been opened up for skiing but not tamed. Taos combines the warm ambiance of a small European-style village nestled at the base of a great mountain, a superb ski school and an ambiance founded on the classic pleasures of alpine skiing.