Jack playing in the snow at Taos Ski Valley December 2015

Jack playing in the snow at Taos Ski Valley December 2015

While parts of the country have seen record high temperatures in recent weeks, winter officially begins on December 21. My husband and I got a bit of jump start on winter with a trip to Taos Ski Valley. The snow has been AMAZING! TSV received 8″ on 12/12, 7″ in 12/14 and 6″ on 12/15, bringing the base to 48″. Incredible to have powder days this early in the season (and my legs are happily exhausted). El Nino years usually treat Taos well – if you are still deciding where to ski this year, I highly recommend that you check out Taos.

Looking for a last minute holiday gift? I highly recommend the products from Chocolate + Cashmere in Taos and Santa Fe. My husband and I are friends with the owners and they take both chocolate and cashmere seriously. I recommend the rainbow scarf.

Happy Holidays!