Holidaymakers looking for an interesting historic area in the southern half of the United States should try Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. Visitors will find this a very welcoming place with many interesting things to do and see throughout the year. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, lodges and cabins.
In the winter holidaymakers can head to Taos Ski Valley for some fantastic skiing, snowboarding, sledding and snowshoeing. A great way to explore the area is by hiking, cycling and horse riding with lots of excellent trails located in the area. Golfers will find a number of courses nearby including the 18-hole one at Taos Country Club, which is about 20 miles away. Anglers keen to find some good fishing can try some of the rivers and waterways near to Taos. Other popular activities in the area include tennis, ice skating, climbing, mountain biking, roller blading, rafting, ice fishing, hot air ballooning and bird watching. There are some good bars and restaurants serving delicious Mexican and American food in and around Taos Ski Valley. Self catering holidaymakers can buy food and drink from local stores here.
Holidaymakers staying at Taos Ski Valley will find many interesting places to visit. For example in the town of Taos, which is about 30 minutes away there are excellent galleries promoting local artists such as Parks Gallery and Fenix Gallery. Taos also features museums like the Art Museum, Blumenschein Home & Museum and the Martinez Hacienda. The historic sites of Taos Pueblo are also very interesting and visitors will see the art and culture of the Native Americans who still live here.
The hottest month of the year is July with an average high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. January and December are the coolest months with average highs of 44 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of just 15 degrees. The wettest month of the year is also July with an average 2.25 inches of rainfall, while February is the driest with just half an inch of rain on average.
Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) is approximately two hour’s drive from Taos Ski Valley. Flights arrive here from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Los Angeles (LAX). Avis and Hertz are car rental firms located in the main terminal building at Santa Fe Airport. Visitors from overseas can fly to Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and get a connecting flight to Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). Flights to Dallas arrive from many airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Los Angeles (LAX), Madrid (MAD), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others.