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Planning A trip In February...need advice

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Planning A trip In February...need advice

We are planning on renting a home in Taos for one week in February with our two children, ages 6 and 10. We are a family who have never experienced snow. Could anyone give us advice...snow conditions in late Feb. where to ski and learn how, what to bring, and any other "snow advice" for us? Thank you!

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1. Re: Planning A trip In February...need advice

You should first dcide where to ski. You will choose between Red River, Angel Fire and Taos. All have pluses and minuses, all have good schools.

If you decide on Taos (and please do not fall into the trap that Taos is only for experts, they have one of the best schools in the country and teach 3 year olds) you then need to decide if you will stay at a lower elevation, where there are more restaurants and other things to do,or up at the slopes. Staying down by the town of Taos also allows you to get to Angel Fire and Red River more easily if you want a change of pace.

Expect plenty of snow.

Have Fun!!

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2. Re: Planning A trip In February...need advice

Taos has so much to see, including Taos Pueblo, which hasn't changed that much since Coronado's men visited it in 1541. There are numerous historical places (Martinez Hacienda, Kit Carson's home, St. Francis de Asis church in neighboring Rancho de Taos, to name a few.) Taos is also famous for it's artists/art-history, and there are several excellent galleries.

It sounds like you may be novices in skiing, so I'd advise you enjoy Taos, and the Taos Ski Valley. Taos Ski Valley does have excellent beginner lessons, and slopes, it's fame however comes from it also having (arguably) more runs for expert skiers than any other ski area in New Mexico.

I do not know other things to do in Taos that would especially appeal to 6 and 10 year olds. Hopefully, you'll get some more input on that aspect.

If you'd care to spend a day in Albuquerque's Old Town area, we have an Expo science museum with hands on activities for youngsters, plus the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, with dinosaurs, walks through a volcano, a planetarium, and the big IMAX theater screen showing diverse subject matter. Both museums are on Mountain Road, which runs along the northern edge of Old Town. Being kids, they might also enjoy the Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town. :-) Taos is about 2 1/2 hours from Albuquerque.

Santa Fe is unique in so many ways also. Hopefully, you can take in Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, and confine your skiing to Taos.

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3. Re: Planning A trip In February...need advice

Here are information sources that may help you in your planning.

Taos:

www.taosguide.org

Taos Ski Valley:

http://www.skitaos.org/

Santa Fe:

www.santafe.org

Albuquerque:

www.itsatrip.org

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