“Hard-core skiers who live for hike-to terrain and super steeps have always been fans of Taos Ski Valley. But recent resort investments, including a revitalized base area and improvements to beginner and intermediate terrain, have made this New Mexico mountain way more family-friendly. Taos Ski Valley is also the only ski resort in the world to be B Corp certified. The challenging terrain of Kachina Peak and the moguls of Al’s Run are still the big draw for experts. In terms of Taos dining, the Bavarian is an institution known for its brats and beer. Down days are far from dull, thanks to surrounding cultural attractions including the Taos Pueblo UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
At the uber-luxe Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, a fly-in property 60 miles northwest of Anchorage that accommodates a maximum of 20 guests, winter ski season runs from February through April.