Happy Winter Holidays! Here is a synopsis of what Taos area is like when the snow flies!
We’ve listed here some of the many festivals and activities that you can look forward to when you come to Taos. Of course, staying at Dreamcatcher B&B (www.dreambb.com) would be a great way to relax and be near so many of these wonderful events. We look forward to seeing you soon! It’s a busy time, so book now. The details of all events are found on www.taos.org .
Prudy & John Abeln, Owners
Ready, Set, Ski!
Pull out your skis and snowboards, because opening days around the Enchanted Circle are fast approaching. Sipapu kicks off the season first, the earliest opening day in New Mexico. The lifts will be running Saturdays and Sundays until December 6 when they open full time. Red River starts lift operations on Thanksgiving weekend. Taos Ski Valley opens Thanksgiving weekend, runs Thursdays through Sundays then shifts to Daily lift operations in mid-December. Angel Fire opens daily in the middle of December. Go to their website for specific dates.
Delicious Brews at Taos Ski Valley
Unwind after a day on the mountain with a sampling of great food and beer during the Brewmaster’s Festival. The admission includes a souvenir sampling glass, delectable food and plenty of fun. Tenderfoot Katie’s and the Martini Tree will be taken over for the festivities the Christmas week in December.
Taos Pueblo Holiday Ceremonials
The beauty of Taos Pueblo in winter is certainly something to celebrate in its own right, and the months of December and January bring several commemorations. On December 24 at sundown, bonfires will light the way for the Procession of the Virgin, a pageant of beauty, heritage and awe inspiring imagery. The next day, starting at 2 pm, traditional dancers perform either the Deer or Matachines Dance. Celebrate the start of a new year with the Turtle Dance on January 1 from 8 am to 1 pm. Taos Pueblo honors the abundance of winter on January 6 during the Buffalo Dance, starting at 1 pm. No cameras are allowed at the pueblo on feast days.
Light up the New Year
Ring in the New Year with fireworks and celebration. Watch as skiers light up the mountain with torchlights as fireworks go off in the sky behind them. Guests stand at the base, warm drink in hand to cheer on the skiers. Both Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire Resort kick off the fun at 6 pm; Red River’s celebration starts at 7 pm. Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire also have a torchlight parade and fireworks on Christmas Eve at 6 pm. All of the resorts offer this fun for free.