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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

February 13 - 20, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

President’s Week in the Land of Enchantment

Lower Price - Now flying Southwest to Albuquerque - 2 free bags!!


Taos logo

The Details

Cash Price: $1559 Per Person
Based on 4 people in a 2 BR Suite at the Snakedance Lodge

Download the Trip Application PDF.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.

The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.

The Trip Leaders

Terry Barton Trip Leader
Terry Barton
23332 Abercorn Lane
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

Roger Copp Asst. Trip Leader
Roger Copp
1501 W. Horatio Street, Apt 108
Tampa, FL 33606

Trip Highlights

Terry's Gang
Photo Credit: Terry Barton

Join us in the “Land of Enchantment” for a week of adventure and enjoyment. What is Enchantment? A feeling of great pleasure; delight; the state of being under a spell; magic. Hmmm . . . sounds like someplace I want to go!! The mountain and lodging are outstanding! Taos is a powder lover’s paradise that brags about their undetectable lift lines. The mountain village has a European feel and the town of Taos has a traditional southwest feel that is packed with art galleries, cafes, and shops. Taos has lots of light, desert-dry powder and plenty of sunshine.

If you have never been to Taos, THIS IS YOUR YEAR! Roger and Terry will fill your week with tons of fun and excitement on and off the mountain. We will have all the normal things, but you can always count on something extra special from us. We have a trip planned to the town of Taos one evening for dinner and wandering. If you’ve been on one of our trips before, come on back. If you haven’t been on one our trips, join us to see what you’ve been missing.

Our trips fill up fast so please don’t wait to contact us and send in your application with deposit to reserve your spot.


Snakedance Condos logoEnjoy all the amenities and the warm hospitality of the Snakedance Condominiums, but the best part is you’re 20 yards from the main chairlift. This ski-in ski-out resort is located in the center of the village of Taos Ski Valley that blends old-world alpine tradition with modern convenience. When you finish your day on the mountain, the lodging has a ski valet with ski storage and boot dryers. The condos feature granite kitchens, wireless internet, gas fireplaces and Juliet balconies which makes this place a true slope-side luxury resort. All the units come with split king so we can accommodate couples or singles in every room.

The staff at the Snakedance specialize in sharing their love of Taos Ski Valley with passionate skiers and snowboarders ready to experience the thrill of Taos. The lodging includes a Jacuzzi, sauna, spa, and fitness facility. There is also a concierge service, a market, and a liquor store onsite. There is a game room, on site restaurant (Hondo), and when you get thirsty there is a full service bar. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and services in the Ski Valley that are all within walking distance of the lodging.

Wow, sounds like the perfect place to enjoy your ski/board adventure!

The Mountain

Taos has lots of light, desert-dry powder and plenty of sunshine. Although Taos is known for its expert terrain, the mountain is almost evenly split at 49% green and blue and 51% black and double black. There is extensive snowmaking on all the green and blue runs. Kachina Peak is on every serious skier's and boarder's bucket list and now it much more accessible due to the Kachina Peak lift that arrived in 2015!! The resort grants access to 1,294 acres of skiable terrain and receives an average 300 inches of snowfall annually. The ski area has a great mix of terrain, providing trails for all ability types. You also can take advantage of the Ernie Blake Snowsport School, one of the country’s highest rated ski schools.

Taos Ski Valley is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico and is home to a distinctive European atmosphere combined with local Native American and Spanish cultures. The town of Taos is just 19 miles away and is a quaint town of Native American and Hispanic history with daily shuttles. We have already included a scheduled trip to the town, but you may want to enjoy more days.

Taos Ski Valley Scenic
Photo Credit: Taos
Mountain Statistics  
Average Snowfall: 305"
Annual Days of Sunshine: 300+ days
Elevations: Base = 9206 feet, summit = 12450 feet, vertical drop = 3274 feet
Capacity: Skiable Acres: 1294  Lifts: 15  Trails: 110
Terrain: •  Beginner: 10% (Green Circle)
•  Intermediate: 44% (Blue Square)
•  Expert: 46% (Black Diamond)
•  Snowmaking: 647 acres 13 miles
•  1 Terrain Park
Taos Ski Valley Boarder.
Photo credit: Taos
Taos Ski Valley Skier
Photo credit: Taos
Taos Kachina
Photo credit: Taos

Other Winter Recreation

There are many other fun things to do including:

  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Sleigh Rides
  • Tubing – On the tubing hill, they supply the tubes…you supply the laughs
  • Snowshoeing
  • Some of the Finest Hot Springs on the Planet
  • Snowmobiling

Price Chart

Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group

Check the Home Page for the possibility of Roommates Needed

Number of
* $2049
*** NA
** $989
** $989
** $989
** $989
  • * -single in one room of 2BR 2BA
  • ** -extra person in 2BR 2BA or 1BR 1BA
  • *** -No Singles allowed in 1BR 1BA

Resort Only DEDUCT $256 from the prices above if you want to get your own air

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a convenience charge for credit card transactions.

Sign Up Details

Price Includes:
Round-trip air (Tampa to Albuquerque), 7 nights lodging, deluxe motor coach ground transportation to/from Airport including a grocery stop, pre-trip party, welcome reception, happy hours, banquet dinner, trip to the town of Taos, and always plenty of extras. We will announce the discounted lift ticket pricing and equipment rental pricing once you have signed up for the trip.

The Snakedance Lodge is a slope-side/ski-in ski-out resort located in the center of the village of Taos Ski Valley

Trip Size:

$250.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by November 24, 2020.

Balance Due:
Full payment is due on or before December 1, 2020.

Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Roger Copp, 1501 W. Horatio Street, Apt. 108, Tampa, FL 33606.

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A fee will be charged for credit card convenience.


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