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.