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We are excited to have you as our guest at the Snow Bear and hope that you will have a great time while you are here. The Snow Bear is the hidden jewel of Taos Ski Valley, nestled on the mountain just above the world-famous Taos Ski Valley Ski School. You will find our Lodge to be one of the most family friendly, and once you are here, easiest places to access on the mountain.
In the wintertime, in the mountains, 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive is highly recommended. When you come into the Ski Valley, come down the hill and turn as if you are going to the ski school, there are plenty of signs, it is the first building you will come across.
Turn right here, this is Firehouse Rd. Pass the ski school and the village offices, head up the hill keeping the Rio Hondo Condos to your right. Road will curve left and take you further up the hill a little ways. The road is a little rough here, so take your time. We are the two big buildings on the right, above you. Turn into the driveway and find a place to park. Please be courteous and take up as little space as possible. If this lot is full, unload your gear and park in our lower lot, you passed it on the way up, just don't block the road, The Ski Valley brings the snow cats up this way.
***If you do not have an adequate vehicle to deal with current conditions, no problem, just communicate with us ahead of time and we can help, once you are here, you will be able to walk and ski everywhere you need to go.
Finding Your Unit
The one story building closest to the parking lot houses the Chamonix units and Davos. The three-story building has the Vail units on the lower floor, Aspen units on the second floor and the Breckenridge on the top floor.
Our units are beautiful and well maintained, however they were built in the 1960s and have some quirks, for one, the light switch is never where you would think it should be, best advice is to walk through the room you are in – the light switch is often on the other side. Upon your arrival, we will leave a few lights on and the heat up a bit so that you will not be busting your shins finding your way around.
Getting to the Lifts
Early season, walk down the hill and the gondola is right there, this will take you to the base area and lift one (the one that goes up Al’s Run). The new beginners lift is also right here as well. Once the snow piles up, walk across the road from the upper parking lot and ski down to the lifts and the ski school. Easy! To get back, look for the Snow Bear sign on Whitefeather, you can ski right down the cat track to the condos.
Please no skis inside the condos, lean them against the exterior or just stick them in the snow, we are very lucky in Taos, people leave your gear alone!! Please limit ski boot wear in the units, it is really rough on floors and gets your floor wet! Units are fully furnished and have all amenities you should need. If you are missing something please let us know.
In each unit, we will leave one roll of paper towel, two trash bags for each bin, a soap and a shampoo for each shower, a soap for each sink, dish soap and dishwasher soap, a sponge. Two rolls of toilet paper for each toilet. Enough towels and washcloths for the stated occupancy of the unit.
Please reuse towels, water is scarce in New Mexico, we try to our best to conserve. Please remember that this is not a hotel, this is someone's home, amenities are left as a courtesy. If you need more than what is stated above, please bring it with you. All linens are provided, one set per reservation.
*** If you require a mid stay cleaning, please let us know ahead of time and we can arrange that, there is an additional charge.
Should you need anything during your stay, do not hesitate to call 575.770.9992. Please note that we make every effort to assure that everything works in your rented unit, that said, a light bulb out or wifi down does not constitute an emergency and will be dealt with early the next day, not in the middle of the night.
If your vehicle is not up to the task of getting to the Snow Bear, please let me know, I am happy
to help you get to the property.
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