Taos Ski Valley


This is how our guests know Taos!

"Nothing beats the charm of New Mexico and Taos Ski Valley is no exception. This mountain is superb and the powder is absolutely heavenly."

“Big Mountain Skiing, Small Town Feel!” - Reviewed May 28, 2014 

“It really doesn't get better than this!” - Reviewed June 27, 2014

“Simply the best!” - Reviewed July 22, 2014

“If this is on your list of possible ski trips and you go somewhere else you made a mistake.” - Reviewed April 29, 2014Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley, Inc. has a long standing history of being about the EXPERIENCE and the PEOPLE! The Taos Ski Valley experience started in 1955 from the passion and drive of Ernie Blake. Taos Ski Valley and the surrounding area is rich with culture and diversity. We invite you to come experience TAOS! 


Our Jobs

Lift Operator at Taos Ski Valley

  • Snowmaking
  • Ski Patrol
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail
  • Maintenance
  • Office/Administrative
  • Ticket Services
  • Ski Instructors 
  • Ski and Snowboard Instructors
  • Children’s Center Staff
  • Lift Operations
  • Parking Lot Attendants 


Room and Board

Most employees live in the town of Taos to be close to transportation, shopping, and restaurants. There are plenty of affordable housing options. During ski season you can take the Chili Line bus from town to work for a nominal fee. Taos Ski Valley does not own any employee housing. The following links will assist you in finding housing in the area:

  • Taos Area Map
  • Taos Rent Me Facebook Group
  • Taos News, the local weekly newspaper with its most current rental listings.
  • RE/MAX, a local real estate company that can help you track down leads for ski season housing.
  • Taos Home Girl, a property management and real estate company in Taos.

Employee Perks

Benefits include the following:

  • Wages
  • Direct Deposit
  • Skiing/Riding Privileges
  • Tips
  • Discount Coupons
  • Direct Deposit 
  • Employee Parties
  • Great Office Views
  • Fun Work Environment
  • Food and Retail Discounts
  • Free or Discounted Lessons
  • Discounted Transportation between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley
  • Resort Exchange Days

Additional benefits for year-round employees include:

  • Medical/Life/Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Summer Holiday Pay

Getting Here and Getting Around

Transportation Options: Drive/Fly/Shuttle Bus The Chile Line is the public transportation system from the Town of Taos to Taos Ski Valley. The shuttle runs several times per day.

Frequent daily and weekend shuttle bus service operates between the Albuquerque airport, Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Travel time is approximately three hours.                   Skiing Taos

For Fun

For the outdoor enthusiast or the nature lover, Taos County and surrounding areas offer a wide variety of activities. The annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally, special ski races and events, the Taos Rodeo, annual running and cycling events, the Taos Autumn Run car show, and more!Skiers at Taos Ski Valley

  • Mountain Biking and Cycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Springs
  • Hunting/Fishing
  • River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding
  • Skiing
  • Taos Pueblo - U.N. World Heritage Site - a 1000+ year continually inhabited Native American Pueblo
  • Spring and Fall Arts Festivals
  • Music Events

How to Apply

Please click Apply Now to select a job and submit your application on-line.

Thanks for your interest in Taos!

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Season: Spring and Winter

Housing: Apartments for Rent Nearby, Cabins for Rent Nearby, Condos for Rent Nearby, Houses for Rent Nearby, On Your Own, and Rooms for Rent Nearby

Staff Size: 650 seasonal, 75 year-round

Age Requirement: 14 with work permit

Location: New Mexico