Taos Ski Valley


This is how our guests know Taos!

From Fodors.com

Small-town sophistication. For a tiny, remote community, Taos supports a richly urbane culinary scene, a fantastic bounty of galleries and design shops, and plenty of stylish B&Bs and inns. 

Indigenous and artistic roots. The Taos Pueblo and its inhabitants have lived in this region for centuries and continue to play a vital role the community. And few U.S. towns this size have a better crop of first-rate art museums, which document the history of one of the West’s most prolific arts colonies.

Desert solitaire. Few panoramas in the Southwest can compare with that of the 13,000-foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains soaring over the adobe homes of Taos, and beyond that, the endless high-desert mesa that extends for miles to the west.

Taos Ski Valley

“My favorite Western ski area - I can't recommend this place strongly enough” - Reviewed 2015
“Perfect vacation for families who share a love of nature and skiing.” - Reviewed 2015 
“Taos is one of the best snow/slope/sun combinations in the world.  The views are stunning, the runs are fun, and the staff is great - hard to imagine it getting any better.” - Reviewed 2015

  • ​Average Annual Snowfall: 305 inches/774.7cm
  • Average Annual Days of Sunshine: 300+ days
  • Base Elevation: 9,207 feet
  • Kachina Peak Elevation 12,481 feet
  • Trails: 110 Total, 24% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 51% Expert
  • Lifts: 15 Total, 4 Quads, 3 Triples, 5 Doubles, 3 Surface

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

Snowboarder with Student

  • Snowmaking
  • Ski Patrol
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail
  • Maintenance
  • Office/Administrative
  • Ticket Services
  • 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

Fireworks Over VillageBenefits include the following:

  • Wages, Direct Deposit
  • Skiing/Riding Privileges
  • Employee Health Program with Yoga, foam-rolling, personalized assessments, etc.
  •  Tips
  • Awesome Employee Parties
  • Great Office Views
  • Fun Work Environment
  • Food and Retail Discounts, Free and Discounted Lessons, Discount Coupons
  • 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 including:

Demo Days

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