Kachina Peak Lift coming to Taos winter 2014/2015.
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-5 minute ride
EXPERIENCE KACHINA PEAK
Beginning the 2014 – 2015 ski season, visitors will be able to experience the mountain’s celebrated Kachina Peak via a chairlift for the first time. The Kachina Peak Lift will be installed during the summer of 2014 and will summit at 12,450 feet, making it one of the highest chairlifts in North America. The lift will increase the mountain’s advanced and expert lift-serviced terrain by 50 percent.
The Kachina Peak Lift will allow guests to experience a variety of terrain, including advanced trails, tree chutes and open bowls. Additionally, skiers and riders will be able to hike from the lift drop-off to the summit of Kachina Peak to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountains. Taos Ski Valley has also committed to preserving a majority of the hiking terrain that is currently available.
The American made triple-seated fixed grip lift, manufactured by SkyTrac, will rise 1,100 vertical feet in five minutes to a top elevation of 12,450 feet. The additional elevation will give Taos a lift-served vertical drop of 3,250 feet.