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Winter is often associated with dormancy, quietude, and nothingness.  Colder temperatures drive even the hardiest of people indoors, and it is often assumed that all organisms in the natural world are similarly avoiding the often-demanding winter in Taos.  Eking out winter survival will be the last thing on your mind from your cozy accommodations in the El Pueblo Lodge, but being nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains offers you the incredible opportunity to explore the surprisingly lively winter environment.  While you may be more comfortable in the El Pueblo hot tub, there are many organisms that are surviving the cold just fine over the course of winter in Taos.  Zip up that jacket, put on a hat and gloves and take to the trails to explore the wonders of winter ecology in Taos!

If you are staying at El Pueblo Lodge this winter you are likely, at the very least, intrigued by the incredible skiing opportunities just out your front door. With a handful of fun and exciting ski resorts nearby, Taos Ski Valley is arguably the crown jewel of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and of New Mexico skiing in general. With over 100 unique trails, a 3,250 foot vertical drop, over 300 inches of annual snowfall, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year it’s no surprise as to why! If you are new to the mountain, the 1,300 skiable acres may be overwhelming to navigate, so here are our recommendations for 5 must-ski runs at Taos Ski Valley this winter.

Taos Ski Area

Photo by Paul Sableman

Winter in Taos, New Mexico is a special time of year.  Mounting snowfall, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and the welcomed energy brought by visitors from around the world make the mountains of Northern New Mexico the perfect place to celebrate the season with those you care about.  New Years Eve and Day are among the most universally celebrated holidays in the world, and there is no better place to take part in the festivities than the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  From your vacation base at El Pueblo Lodge there are countless unique ways to celebrate New Years in Taos.  For starters, here are three of our favorites for New Years 2014.

Taos, New Mexico is a magical place any time of year, but the town really lights up around the holidays.  There is so much going on locally during the holidays that the city has deemed the celebrations from Thanksgiving to New Years as Yuletide in Taos.  With something for the entire family to enjoy, the holidays in Taos provide a perfect blend of activities, cultural events, and one-of-a-kind celebrations unique to the New Mexican experience.  El Pueblo Lodge, conveniently located a short commute from the heart of downtown, serves as the perfect jumping off point to experience the holidays in the jewel of Northern New Mexico.  Consider attending some of the following mid-December events you plan the dream Yuletide in Taos getaway.

More than a Colorful Decoration

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As you begin to explore Taos and the surrounding area, you are sure to discover things that you have never seen before.  The unique and beautiful peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains will create the breathtaking backdrop for your visit, and downtown Taos provides a bustling community full of one of a kind galleries, eateries, and watering holes.  The more you look the more you see, and as you begin to uncover the intricate details and secrets of this little slice of heaven you will begin to notice vibrant reminders of the Native American culture that predated European settlement.

Kanicha Doll

The Kachina Dolls

From music to art and everything in between, the Pueblo people have left their mark on the Southwestern United States, and the colorful little dolls that adorn many local businesses serve as a reminder of this.  These Kachina dolls serve a very important purpose to the Pueblo people and, even today, are far more than just colorful decorations that you will find around town.


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