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ski trip to Taos, NM

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OSC Goes to Taos, NM
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OSC is Going to Taos, NM in 2018

Sunday, May 21st 2017 @ 3:55 PM    post viewed 637 times

Taos, New Mexico 

(pronounced “T-house”) voted 2016 Best Ski Town by USA Today


Ski epic terrain which averages over 300 inches of snowfall annually along with 300+ days of sunshine.  Newly-opened Kachina Peak Lift, topping out at 12,481 feet, is one of the highest chairlifts in North America. 1,294 total acres of powder and packed powder that includes 110 trails (24% beginner, 25 % intermediate and 51% expert) Taos has a base elevation of 9,200 ft. and a summit elevation at 12,481 ft.; a 3,281 ft. vertical. 

“Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico is nirvana for powder hounds who love their powder light and dry…” 

Taos participates in the Mountain Collective (check it out) for those who ski different areas in the country.  March, 2017 Ski Magazine ranked Taos 9th of top 10 for “Best in the West: Value.”

Dates: February 24 - March 3, 2018

Cost-  Adult package*: $1,975

Senior package*: $1,954

Senior 80+*:  $1,650 

*Based on double occupancy, 2 BR condo

Single supplement (2BR): $894

Payment:   Pay Pal or personal check to OSC will be accepted


● Round trip air from Syracuse to Albuquerque, New Mexico

● Round Trip Ground Transfers and Baggage Handling

● 7 nights lodging at the acclaimed 4 star slopeside Snakedance Condos

  • 4 people sharing a 2 bedroom/2bath condo
  • Hot tub, sauna, spa packages and only 20 yards to Lift One
  • Fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace and free WiFi
  • Free shuttle busses to town available
  • Shop at the Snakedance Market and Liquor Store

● 5 of 6 day lift ticket (6th day $71; senior $41)

● Welcome reception

● Snakedance Fleece Vest for each skier booked by July 1

● Group dinner at La Hacienda the beautiful home of Snakedance Manager Rodger Mariani (an evening to remember)

● Happy Hours and another Group dinner

● Taxes; tip to bus driver; baggage handling

EXTRA:  ● Snow Sports Week available – $185 includes 2.5 hr. daily morning lesson, video analysis, NASTAR and après ski talks with instructor this price is for 5 or 6 days (recommended);  A week of ski lessons for what you would pay for one or two days.

How will you spend your day off from skiing? 

● Relax at the spa at our lodging

● Day tour of Santa Fe conducted by a resident of Santa Fe

● Day excursion to the Rio Grande Bridge  

● Tour, shop, visit brew pubs in Taos   

● Enchanted Fores Cross Country Ski Area…is only a one hour drive

● Big Al’s Wilderness Adventures – snowmobile @ mountain  

● Williams Lake (40 minute walk)

● Or… ski

Other Important Information:

You must be a current OSC member to join us on this trip.

To review Trip Agreement Form, click here

Cancellation charges, fees, refund policy:

 · For any cancellations after August 1, 2017, there will be a $75 charge

 · Other cancellation charges and fees will apply per our contract with the tour operator

 · The OSC trip agreement and refund policy must be signed and are in effect for this trip

 · Name changes on airline tickets after they are issued are $200 per ticket plus any rerouting charges from the airline.

Travel Insurance:  Travel is a perishable product. We highly recommend that group participants purchase Travel Insurance to cover their investment.  Details will be available upon signing up.

The trip will go on sale June 11, 7:00 PM. For more details on how to sign up, check the Home Page of this website.

Trip Leaders:

Bruce Kaiser Sue Shopiro 
 124 Emick Lane   7602 Cavalry Circle
Cazenovia, NY 13035  Manlius, NY 13104 
 (315) 935-9889  (315) 727-3941 

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