You must have a valid Access Permit to mountain bike or hike on Northside. It's easy to obtain a permit in the Village of Taos Ski Valley (locations listed below), or at the trailhead, or click the link below to download an application.
For Daily Access Permits, we suggest purchasing them in person from one of the businesses listed here. If purchasing at the trailhead kiosk on the property, please have exact change or a check.
NOTE - In the winter, the trailhead kiosk is closed. Please purchase your permit before heading out on the trail.
Yearly Access Permits can be purchased at the trailhead kiosk or at any of the businesses listed here.
If purchasing at the trail kiosk, visitor’s center, or by mail, please fill out this application form as per the instructions above and a permit card and map will be mailed to you. Until you receive your permit card, carry the yellow copy with you at all times you are within the Northside property boundary.
Click here to open and print the Access Permit Application (legal size PDF, so click the shrink to fit option for letter size in the print dialog box)
Click here to open and print the Access Permit Holder Rules, Acknowledgments & Agreements (legal size PDF, so click the shrink to fit option for letter size in the print dialog box)
Purchasing instructions are also on the applications.
If you buy a daily permit, then decide you would like a yearly permit, we will be happy to apply the permit(s) you've already bought towards the yearly permit. Make sure to attach your previous permit receipts to your application.
ACCESS PERMIT PRICES
Mountain Biking -
Open all year, but late June to mid-October is snow free.
Hiking, Snowshoeing & Trail Running -
Open all year
Purchase a permit for all these activities at the same time for only $75.
For further inquires, groups of 6 or more, or for family permit opportunities, please call 575-776-3233.
Permits are available for purchase at:
The trailhead kiosk (self service pay) located 1/4 mile past the property gate.
In Taos Ski Valley
Northside at Taos Ski Valley, LLC • PO Box 400 • Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525